Rams Player Tackles Animal-Rights Activist Who Ran Onto Field

Rams’ linebacker Bobby Wagner wiped out an animal-rights activist who ran on the field and disrupted the game Monday night.

QUICK FACTS:
  • Rams football player Bobby Wagner dove after an animal-rights activist after the man sprinted on the field and lighted pink smoke in support of his “cause.”
  • Wagner defended his move of helping security chase down the protester.
  • “That’s not making a play. That’s just keeping it safe. You don’t know what that fan got or what they’re doing. You see it all the time, and we don’t know what they’re carrying in their pockets. It’s whatever that little smoke stuff is, but that [expletive] could be dangerous,” Wagner told ESPN.
  • The activist group ‘Direct Action Everywhere’ appeared to be responsible for the demonstration as they began to retweet videos from the incident.
RAMS PLAYER ON TACKLING AN ANIMAL-ACTIVIST DEMONSTRATOR ON THE FIELD:

“One of the guys on the other side, it looked like he got hurt, and security looked like he was struggling, so I was frustrated, so I took it out on him,” Wagner said.

BACKGROUND:
  • ‘Direct Action Everywhere’ was reported to be responsible for protests that took place at a Minnesota Timberwolves game earlier this year.
  • The demonstration comes after a number of climate activists have also interrupted professional sporting events.
  • In June 2022, an activist wearing a T-shirt with the message “We have 1028 days left” tied herself to the net with metal wires during the French Open.
  • Last month, a climate change protester invaded tennis player Roger Federer’s last day as a professional as he lit his arm on fire on the court.