UPDATE: Charlotte-Mecklenburg police issued an arrest warrant for 26-year-old Kyle Adam Maraghy in connection with the assault.
The victim is a 62 year-old man.
Meanwhile, the Carolina Panthers released the following statement:
Maraghy has been charged with simple assault, according to CMPD. He is being transferred to the custody of the Mecklenburg County Jail. https://t.co/6QilsTG48g— NBC Charlotte (@wcnc) October 13, 2017
"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. 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."
The NFL is speaking with Carolina Panthers security and investigating the incident.
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PREVIOUS: Charlotte, N.C.-- The NFL is investigating a fight that happened during Thursday night's game between the Philadelphia Eagles and Carolina Panthers.
The NFL confirmed to CBS Sports they are in contact with Carolina Panthers security after a video surfaced from the game showing a fan in a Panthers jersey punching another fan in the face several times. The incident happened in the upper deck of Bank of America Stadium during a game against the Eagles.
You can see the video here but be warned, it's graphic.
dude bro & 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 dude bro how they’re being jerks and how rude they are for not sitting. the dude bro turns around and calls the victim a “geriatric fuck”, “faggot”, 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.
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According to Instagram user odubco of Greensboro, the man in the Panthers jersey and the woman with him were standing during the game, the fan behind him "took offense to the couple never sitting down and obstructing his view" and it escalated from there.
After throwing several punches and leaving the fan bloodied, the man and woman quickly left their seats.