A protester met the full-force of NFL linebacker Bobby Wagner on Monday evening as the San Francisco 49ers hosted the Los Angeles Rams.
At the tip of the primary half, a person ran onto the field on the Levi’s Stadium carrying a pink flare, briefly halting play.
While he initially evaded the efforts of stewards making an attempt to cease him, he made the error of operating in the direction of the Rams defensive bench.
Wagner and teammate Takkarist McKinley noticed him coming and, as McKinley tried to seize maintain of the protester, Wagner took him down.
Content together with his intervention, the 32-year-old walked away as safety escorted the person off the field.
“He looked like he wasn’t supposed to be on the field,” Wagner instructed reporters after the sport. “I saw security was having a little problem – so I helped him out.”
NFL legends Peyton and Eli Manning appeared to benefit from the takedown as they reacted on ESPN.
“That’s what we’re talking about. Wagner, a veteran. Get him down, now get out and let the guys takeover. Bobby Wagner, a veteran play,” Peyton laughed as he watched a replay of the incident.
Animal rights group Direct Action Everywhere took duty for the stunt, with the protester making an attempt to lift consciousness of ‘Right to Rescue,’ an affiliate group that appears to “help the whistleblowers facing prison time for exposing factory farm abuses and rescuing suffering animals.”
Another protester additionally tried to disturb the sport however seemed to be stopped early on.
Direct Action Everywhere posted a picture on Twitter of the 2 activists after they have been launched, including that they have been “a bit beaten up but in good spirits.”
It additionally stated the person tackled by Wagner had a burn on his arm, presumably from the flare.
The 49ers went on to dominate the Rams behind a stout protection that had seven sacks and an interception, successful 24-9 to maneuver to 2-2 on the season. The loss additionally drops the defending champion Rams to 2-2 on the yr.