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Rob Gronkowski reacts to fan throwing beer on Tyreek Hill: 'That’s just a little bit too crazy'

Ryan Hannable
October 15, 2018 - 5:54 pm

FOXBORO -- Although the Patriots came away with a thrilling 43-40 win over the Chiefs Sunday night, one of the biggest stories to come out of the game was a fan who threw beer on Tyreek Hill after his 75-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter that tied the game.

On Monday, the Patriots announced the matter has been turned over to local police and the man has been banned from future events at Gillette Stadium. It's also been reported the person is a 21-year-old man from Mansfield and he's been charged with charged with disorderly conduct and throwing an object at a sporting event.

Additionally, Hill's agent Drew Rosenhaus told ESPN's Adam Schefter his client is seeking legal action.

“That type of behavior is unacceptable,” Rosenhaus said. “Players have to be protected. We want that fan to be prosecuted.”

In the Patriots locker room Monday, the players did not condone that type of behavior.

“That’s just a little bit too crazy,” Rob Gronkowski said. “Us players are out there competing, trying to be the best we can be out there. That’s just a little bit too much, I would say. I’ll let the police and the organization, whatever they do, handle it.” 

Matthew Slater added: "I’m definitely not OK with that. I think for the most part, our fans are very respectful. We try to be respectful to our opponents. But I think you have to put yourself in other people’s shoes and realize, hey, if you’re on the street and you see a guy and [throw] a beer on him, you’re not going to disrespect him like that. And when you come to the game, certainly we appreciate you being rowdy, and we appreciate your support. But there’s a line that you should not cross, and obviously, throwing beer on somebody is unacceptable.”

After the game, Hill told reporters he wasn't mad at all at the beer thrower.

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