Football is a dangerous sport. No, not for the players, although they can get injured pretty easily in the process of playing their game. It’s the fans that are in danger. Over the last two days, two different fans have fallen to their deaths. On Thursday night at the NFL preseason football game between the Houston Texans and Minnesota Vikings at Houston’s Reliant Stadium, 25-year-old Jonathan Kelly fell to his death while trying to slide down an escalator rail. At last night’s college football game between the University of Tennessee Volunteers and the North Carolina State Wolfpack, 20-year-old Isaac Grubb of Lenoir City, Tennessee fell 35 feet from the top level of the Georgia Dome, landing on another fan. Grubb later died at the hospital; the other fan was injured, but treated and released.
It just isn’t really safe to be a sports fan. Or, I guess, it’s not safe to be a careless, drunk, stupid sports fan. Yes, there are tragedies like the father who died trying to catch a ball tossed to his young son, but most of these deaths can be related to either people doing something stupid, people being drunk, or people being stupid and drunk. If you’re really high up and near a guard rail, let it guard you and don’t throw yourself over it after a baseball.
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