Jannah Theme License is not validated, Go to the theme options page to validate the license, You need a single license for each domain name.

Patriots fan dies after fight in Gillette Stadium stands

A New England Patriots fan died Sunday at Gillette Stadium after a fight with another fan in the stands, according to multiple reports.

Dead is Dale Mooney, 53, of Newmarket, New Hampshire, who was caught in a fight that turned into physical violence during the game.

The altercation occurred in the fourth quarter and was reportedly the culmination of a series of taunts and arguments between the deceased and an unnamed Miami Dolphins fan who was seated a few rows from Mooney.

“By the fourth quarter, things had come to blows,” witness Joe Kilmartin said, according to CBS News.

CBS noted that a video recorded by Kilmartin shows the moment the Dolphins fan approached Mooney and threw a few punches that left the Pats fan unconscious.

“Then you saw a fan punch the victim twice, a Dolphins fan, he was wearing a Dolphins jersey, and the victim kind of slumped over in his seat at that point,” he said. Kilmartin said of his video.

Another witness added: “At one point one went down in the other’s row and it got more physical, just pushing and shoving, grabbing jerseys or whatever, but I only saw one punch, but I saw the punch clearly and the gentleman was hit. All in all, it was a pretty vicious punch.

First responders attempted to resuscitate Mooney at the stadium, but were unsuccessful. He was rushed to an Attleboro hospital, but was later pronounced dead.

“He looked lifeless when he left, it was really sad, no one goes to the game to watch a fight like that,” exclaimed Kilmartin.

Massachusetts State Police are investigating the incident, but no charges have yet been filed.

Mooney’s body will be autopsied to find the exact cause of death, but so far authorities are calling the fan’s death a “medical incident.”

Mooney was the father of two boys and a lifelong Patriots fan. His wife praised him as a kind-hearted man who would not harm anyone.

Follow Warner Todd Huston on Facebook at: facebook.com/Warner.Todd.Huston, or Truth Social @WarnerToddHuston


Not all news on the site expresses the point of view of the site, but we transmit this news automatically and translate it through programmatic technology on the site and not from a human editor.

Back to top button