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On Philly Fan Getting Tasered

Think about this. You’re at a ballgame. You’re cheering on your favorite team. Everything is going well as you’re enjoying your experience.

Then, a fan decides to run onto the field. At first, you laugh. Maybe you encourage the unruly fan as he runs around the field, eluding security.

After a few seconds of nonsense you expect security to take him down and walk him off the field.

But wait. instead of the typical tackle and escort. Security pulls out the taser.

[record scratch]

Cheers quickly turned into boos as this series of events is precisely what happened at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia.

Check out the video here

At first, many cried foul.

To be honest, it isn’t the kind of history a sports team wants to make.

But I have three words: It’s about time.

It is definitely hard to sound unbiased here, especially since Philadelphia’s sports fans already have a bad reputation, but the fact that it happened there is simply a matter of unfortunate coincidence.

Frankly, this should have started happening a long time ago. There is no doubt in my mind that this event will cause a paradigm shift when it comes to trespassing fans.

The fan, a 17-year-old high school student, was not under the influence.

His intentions, like other fans who decide to run onto the field, were probably not malicious. But one thing is for sure, it is better to be proactive than reactive.

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