A shocking brawl between rival baseball fans during the Commanders vs Cardinals game at FedEx Field on Sunday was caught on video. Martino Ankara
A shocking brawl between rival baseball fans during the Commanders vs Cardinals game at FedEx Field on Sunday was caught on video.
Martino Ankara, wearing a Ray Lewis jersey, fell on the stairs and was hit six times by the unidentified Commanders fan during the game where the Washington Commanders beat the Arizona Cardinals 20-16 in Week 1 of the season.
The two men’s female dates also sparred, pulling each other’s hair and threatening kicks in the stands.
Ankara, who at first seemed to be the victim, was arrested.
Ravens fan Martino Ankara was punched in the face and fell backwards during the brawl on Sunday
Ankara seemed not willing to leave after the fight, still shouting something at a security guard in a yellow shirt trying to escort him out of the field.
Ankara appeared at FOX 5 Tuesday speaking out his experience.
‘I have no idea,’ he said when being asked why he was charged.
Ankara said he went to the game to support his girlfriend, a fan of the Commanders. ‘I was cheering for the Commanders,’ he said.
He claims the a fan in a row in front of him started spewing vitriol towards him.
‘He pushed me first!’ he insisted in his interview.
The Prince George County’s Police said they charged him for what happened after the video was shot, details of which remain unclear.
Ankara has cuts on his arms and hands and stitches on his face. The man was treated at Inova Alexandria Hospital in Virginia.
The two men’s girlfriends also came to blows, pulling each other’s hair and scrapping in the stands
In a video filmed prior to the fight, Ankara and a fan were seen shouting at each other.
Ankara’s girlfriend pulled him back trying to stop him, until she was pushed to the ground and kicked by another fan.
Both Ankara and his girlfriend were in the Baltimore Ravens shirts.
It remains unknown what happened after the video stopped recording.
Ankara insisted he did not start the fight and had no idea why he was charged