Bengals fans, who have a history of embarrassing themselves on the big stage, have done it again.
On Saturday, the Cincinnati Bengals suffered a heartbreaking 18-16 loss against archrivals Pittsburgh Steelers during the AFC Wild Card game. A new report reveals that at least six fans at Paul Brown Stadium were arrested on a variety of assault charges, with one fan accused of urinating on a Steelers fan.
The Cincinnati Enquirer wrote: “Martin Cooke, 33, of Germantown, Kentucky, was arrested after police said he urinated on the person in front of him. Cooke, who wore a Bengals hoodie, is accused of fighting with the man and punching him in the face, court documents state. He is facing disorderly conduct and assault charges. Cooke is scheduled to appear in court Monday.”
Disgraceful as the aforementioned charges sound, they might be the tamest of the allegations. The report claims that three different fans have been charged with hitting women in the face or head (watch video above).
“The first altercation occurred in a line to get inside the stadium around 8 p.m. just before the game’s kickoff. Police said it began when Jared McCarty, 19, of Reading, argued with a woman about cutting in line at an entrance gate and stole her Bengals hat,” the Cincinnati Enquirer further wrote.
It’s not good to stereotype Bengals fans, of course. Steelers fans went ballistic, too. According to the Enquirer, police has identified one of women-beaters as a Steelers fan. Also, the other two women-beaters each sported Bengals and Steelers jerseys.
The NFL has vowed to penalize not just fans, but players, too. The Bengals-Steelers match was marred by controversial plays. During the closing seconds, the Bengals lost the game owing to two personal fouls on a controversial play that put Pittsburgh in FG position. It’s safe to say that many of their fans lost their cool.