Updated: 10:45 a.m.
A Carolina fan caught on video assaulting an older fan at the Eagles-Panthers game Thursday has been arrested.
Kyle Adam Maraghy was arrested on Friday by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and charged with simple assault in connection to the incident. He was then taken to jail.
The disgusting video went viral on the Internet on Friday morning following the Eagles' defeat of the Panthers on Thursday night.
Maraghy is seen sucker punching the older gentleman after an argument. It was a disturbing display of violence.
The disturbing video was posted to Instagram.
**Be warned that it contains violence, blood, and bad language.**
#dudebro & his chicka were standing for the entire game. words gradually got more and more escalated. there previously was a single mom and her son between us, they left halfway through the 3rd. after that, the lid was off. the dude took offense to the couple never sitting down and obstructing his view. the victim telling the #dudebro how they’re being jerks and how rude they are for not sitting. the #dudebro turns around and calls the victim a “geriatric f—k”, “fa***t”, and “hick”. then sucker punches him right in the face. i don’t know if he got away or left in handcuffs, but i hope it’s the latter. edit: to clarify further, both the puncher and punchee were wearing Panthers attire. The assailant was seated in section 541, row 24, seat 10.
The Panthers on Friday released the following statement regarding the incident.
“We have reviewed video tape of the incident and have identified the perpetrator. We are working with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department to pursue charges to the fullest extent of the law,” Panthers Executive Director of Risk Management Lance Emory said. “The Carolina Panthers are committed to a fan-friendly and family-friendly stadium experience. The behavior exhibited by the perpetrator is unacceptable and will not be condoned at Bank of America Stadium.”