The joint practices between the New England Patriots and Carolina Panthers ahead of Saturday night’s Week 2 preseason gamecontinue to be spicy. There was banging on Wednesday as well, even injuring a fan.
Munich – The New England Patriots and the Carolina Panthers continue to misbehave. Also on Wednesday there were brawls between the two teams at the joint practice in Foxboro.
There had already been a violent bang at joint practices on Tuesday.
The problem: This time a fan was injured during the scuffle. As the NFL Network reports, a play by the Panthers offense against the Pats defense resulted in a tackle by defensive end Deatrich Wise on running back Christian McCaffrey, who was already off the field and subsequently threw the ball at Wise.
Tickets for the injured woman
The starting signal for both teams.
In the crowd melee, Wise fell on the foot of a female supporter. She refused medical help, but was offered tickets to a game of her choice by the Patriots
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The mood between the two teams was heated from the start after the action-packed previous day.
For example, just before the mass scramble, Panthers defensive back Kenny Robinson had taken Patriots receiver Kristian Wilkerson to the ground during a kickoff drill. The subsequent taunting of Wilkerson had also been seen by Panthers coach Matt Rhule.
“The decision of one or two players impacts a lot of different people,” Rhule said. “Number one, my thoughts are with the woman who got hurt and I hope she’s OK. And of course we sent Kenny off the field. “
Matt Rhule doesn’t want to see any taunting
He didn’t really see the hit, Rhule said, “but I saw him standing over the player. There were some good, clean hits. But we don’t stand over someone and mock them. “
Every now and then, coaches gathered their players in the huddle to defuse or calm the situation. Rhule and Patriots coach Bill Belichick had agreed in advance on a strict rule that players who crossed the line would be ejected. That’s why some players were able to shower early on Wednesday.
One can be curious about the weekend: On Saturday night, both teams face each other in Week 2 of the preseason.