Stadium security laid out a Yankees fan who ran out onto the field at Yankees Stadium on Tuesday.
According to the New York Post, the fan ran out onto the field during the top of the sixth inning as the Yankees faced the Phillies, but he was quickly waylaid by security and escorted off the field.
The fan made it to center field before being obliterated by a security guard. And it wasn’t long before the security team swarmed him.
It took seven stadium workers/officers to keep this fan down after he ran on the field 😳 pic.twitter.com/XnMSeISG4z
— Max Goodman (@MaxTGoodman) July 21, 2021
#Breaking:Fan bolts onto left field, tackled by security, seemed to resist, other security responds as does #NYPD. Escorted off the field. Top 6th. @Yankees lead @Phillies 3-2. pic.twitter.com/mdKtJC8R3m
— Juliet Papa (@winsjuliet) July 21, 2021
The New York Police Dept. identified the errant fan as Leonardo Lertora-Leiva. He was charged with 3 misdemeanors, including criminal trespass.
The running fan comes on the heels of another incident on Saturday when a fan threw a ball at Boston Red Sox outfielder Alex Verdugo.
The fan was banned for life from attending all Major League Baseball games.
A fan throws a ball at Alex Verdugo and he is not happy. The Red Sox all left the field pic.twitter.com/Z8GHRZd2oY
— Jomboy Media (@JomboyMedia) July 18, 2021
On top of all that, Catherine Varitek, the wife of former Red Sox catcher and current assistant coach Jason Varitek, said that a Yankees fan spit on her and her 9-year-old daughter.
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