Idiot on the field gets destroyed by B.C. Lions player

So while fans running on the field of play is certainly a thing in other sports, it’s not something that happens with regularity in the CFL.

And after what happened tonight at B.C. Place, you can see why.

Early in the second quarter of the Lions game against the Montreal Alouettes, a fan wearing what appears to be a Jon Jennings jersey and, um, blue tighty-whities ran onto the field and scurried around for a bit. As security looked to track him down, Lions defensive back Marcell Young laid him out with a pretty good hit.

Here are some angles…

The picture of the guy getting hauled off the field is not quite in NSFW territory but it’s close.

Anyway, nice hit by Young and it should serve as a warning to all beer-guzzling pitch invaders: in the three-down game, such a move comes with some very real risks to personal safety.

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49 Comments on Idiot on the field gets destroyed by B.C. Lions player

  1. Evil Empire // June 16, 2018 at 11:27 pm //

    What an asshat. He got decked pretty good, too.

  2. Lancaster/Reed // June 16, 2018 at 11:29 pm //

    I like the fact that TSN mentioned it as it happened, but refused to actually show the guy, thus denying him his “fame”.

    • Knocked the taste right out of his arrogant a*s

    • Billinburlington // June 17, 2018 at 10:23 pm //

      Probably still a good idea not to show these goofs on live TV; although with everyone having a cellphone camera it’s bound to end up on the internet anyway…getting him attention anyway.

      IMOYoung hit him rather lightly… young only took about 4 steps before the contact. What sent him flying was – it looks to me at least- the goof was looking the other way and wasn’t prepared for the hit.

  3. Friggen love it. Prancing around like a goof then BOOM !

  4. Jeffrey Pedler // June 16, 2018 at 11:50 pm //

    So we finally find out the identity of Area51. Always knew he couldn’t take a hit.

  5. The guy will probably LAWYER UP and sue the team in someway. Time for Braley to sell the team.

  6. Equine Excellence // June 17, 2018 at 12:12 am //

    lol is that riderontheisland or BC Dave ??????

    • doobzacheria // June 17, 2018 at 2:15 am //

      Please go suck a queef out of a dead horse.

      Dude deserved what he got. You gonna be an idjit, then you get smacked. Equine, you a surely lining up for a big smack.

  7. True Green // June 17, 2018 at 12:12 am //

    That’s classic! Douce deserved to get his head knocked off.

  8. No word of a lie…..many years ago they played an arena football game in Calgary. A guy ran on the field and the QB threw a ball at the guys head and knocked his cap off. The QB was Kirk Warner

  9. That was a pretty weak hit – – barely put a shoulder into the guy and he crumbled.

    Should have at least speared him. Or ideally, gone helmet to head and really laid him out.

    • Not surprised that this hit didn’t meet your standards either.

      Clearly his intent was to pit and end to the stupidity, not to cause serious injury.

      • The most effective way to discourage kooks running into the field is if they get KTFO’d and have a few broken bones. And then get charged with trespassing on top of it.

        After two or three broken jaws, I guarantee nobody will ever run on a CFL field again.

        • doobzacheria // June 17, 2018 at 2:20 am //

          Lawsuits against players and teams are a thing, even in Canada. If douchtard was laid out full force a filthy lawyer would certainly be involved. Buddy might have deserved waking up in a hospital, but not a good idea from the teams perspective. The player did it perfectly by giving him a not-so-light tap.

          • BC Dave // June 17, 2018 at 2:42 am //

            Agreed. He did what he had to and did not use “excessive’ force. I am sure some lawyer will still try to sue the club but he was trespassing so …

            You pays your money and you takes your chances.

    • And give the fool a reasonable argument on which to base an assault charge against the player? Smrt.

      • Precedent supports the athlete not the fan, my friend.

        Rob Ray and Tie Domi both pummelled fans and neither was sued.

        • That was then, this is now. In our current snowflake society, the goof would (and still might) claim he was assaulted.

          • Then this will be a good test case, won’t it? The gimp was clearly “assaulted” per the legal definition.

            Let’s see if it results in a successful lawsuit by the gimp.

            Spoiler Alert – – It won’t.

        • A51 is a dbag // June 17, 2018 at 9:09 am //

          And… he’s an attorney.
          All from his mother’s basement- imagine!

        • For some reason my reply tripped the mod check, and is still waiting (hello 3DN, it was nothing compared to some of the others)… here it is with some mild adjectives removed:

          Precedent depends on similarity. In both those incidents, fans came directly at players. In Ray’s case, the fan jumped the glass and went after the team bench. In Domi’s, the fan tried to get at him in the penalty box after Domi squirted water into the stands, and fell in as the glass collapsed under his weight. Fan judgment is a commonality to be sure, and the players could have simply grabbed them (Ray especially, lots of punches from him) but one could argue both were “defending” themselves or their team.

          In today’s legal environment, league punishment would be stiff and the fans would likely lawyer-up despite their own behaviour. Domi did get fined by the NHL, but he also brought the guy he punched up to Toronto for a couple of playoff games; I doubt the intent was to head off legal trouble, but it did make amends.

          Captain Underpants hadn’t come at the players or the benches when Young laid him out flat. As a viewer I did enjoy seeing that, but if Young had slammed him helmet-first there’s intent to injure (those hits are penalized by CFL rule for that reason, if you want to talk about precedent).

          I at least expect the league will make a statement. I doubt more than that will happen, but Randy will probably express a firm expectation that players “let stadium security handle it” when some fan decides to run on field, whether fully dressed or in his skivvies.

          • BC Dave // June 17, 2018 at 2:36 pm //

            I agree mad, that the league will probably issue a statement to that effect. I saw that one security take a couple of ‘running’ steps toward “Captain Underpants” and I do not think he would have got him. They looked ‘comically slow-footed’ and so if Young had not ‘stepped in’, who know how long the delay would have lasted. If Young has been excessive or stood over him taunting him, I’d see a problem but under the circumstances, I like that Young had stepped in and ended the nonsense so that security could then apprehend the guy and take him off the field so play could resume.

  10. Blackhawk89 // June 17, 2018 at 12:32 am //

    Maybe this will get some people out to the games, probably not though looks like maybe 18K there will be the season high.

  11. Embarrassment plus
    Huge fine I hope ! Plus
    5 yr ban from the stadium !

    Pukes like this need to be taught a good lesson, besides the brilliant hit !!!

  12. Blackhawk89 // June 17, 2018 at 12:43 am //

    Lions are lucky this guy bought a ticket

  13. Scottsask // June 17, 2018 at 1:23 am //

    Oooooooh that was good Blackhawk!!!

  14. Terrible crowd in BC what’s going on?? Pathetic I guess everyone’s into picnics and soccer over there.

  15. Unfortunately that hit by Young on the douche bag was the play of the game. I was at the game and Young hit the dud like a bolt of lightning and he dropped straight to the ground, and the crowd cheered louder then at smy point in the game. The crowd loved the “smack down” as much as I did. It looked like an MMA move.

  16. Dundas dude // June 17, 2018 at 7:39 am //

    Good clean hit.

    Maybe Canada could still build some pipelines if our leaders still enforced the rule of law like Young did.

  17. Empty house in Vancouver and Calgary – not good

    CFL needs a minimum of 25,000 patrons per game to break even

    • No, it would have been 24k in the old days before the TV contract. The great CFL fan Arash Madani had said on Prime Time Sports it’s 18k. Even if he is wrong, I would say no more than 22k.

  18. Anyone notice at the end of the second clip (23 sec) you can hear Nelson from the Simpsons over the PA “Hah hah” Classic!

  19. Scottsask // June 17, 2018 at 10:03 am //

    What will it actually take to get asses in seats in B.C.? It’s not the stadium, the team looks ok. It’s Wally’s last season, does it have anything to do with ownership? This is a serious question, BC Dave can you shed some light?

  20. Ownership has nothing to do with the poor attendance at Lions games. For the first time in years this season the Lions are marketing to a younger fan base offering a cheaper end zone ticket to kids for $10.00. Getting younger fans to attend games will grow the fan base over time. I remember going to my first BC Lions football game at old Empire when I was 12 and Paul Brothers was the QB and Jackie Parker was the coach in 1969.
    The Lions must win. A lot of fans who will attend games will only do so if the Lions are “competitive” and can prove they will win on a consistent basis. Lions fans are NOT like Rider fans who will support their team with sell-outs even when the team is a consistent loser at home. Last season the Lions only won three home games. Three wins out of nine at home will not bring the casual fan to a Lions home game.
    The third reason a poor attendance at last nights game: A bright, hot sunny day with to many other distractions and things to do. The fans at last nights game were likely only the “hard core” or “die-hard” fan who would attend a Lions game even with a consistently poor on-field performance by the team at home games. There are simply too many other choices for the casual fan to do on a hot, sunny summer day in Vancouver on a Saturday night.

  21. I think the BC player did the right thing and should not have any consequences against him or the team. “Captain Underpants” got what he deserved.

  22. Glenn Chernick // June 17, 2018 at 5:02 pm //

    I think my favourite one was the guy that ting that atvthe Calgary Flames game & got his pants 1/2 off as he went over the glass when the pants got caught on the glass & he landed on his head on the ice k ocking him out! This was a close second

  23. Come on, this happen every now and again, but you do not need to almost kill the guy.

  24. Tiger man // June 20, 2018 at 8:06 am //

    You can make all kinds of rules and laws for this…but you can’t fix stupid….

    Any moron who runs on the field to irritate and disrespect the players should be subject to whatever happens….after all he’s trespassing….

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