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An animal rights activist who rushed the Levi’s Stadium field during a Los Angeles Rams game at the San Francisco 49ers on Monday has filed a police report with the Santa Clara Police Department after he was tackled by Rams linebacker Bobby Wagner and defensive end Takkarist McKinley .
TMZ Sports told the news Wednesday.
The media spoke to Direct Action Everywhere, who took responsibility for the intoxication on the pitch. A representative of the organization stated that the police report stems from what they call an “apparent assault” on the pitch.
Wagner has not been arrested or charged with a crime, and he said he took the activist down for safety reasons.
“It’s not making a play,” Wagner said, per ESPN’s Sarah Barshop .
“It’s just keeping it safe. You don’t know what that fan has or what they’re doing. You see it all the time and we don’t know what they have in their pockets. It doesn’t matter what the little smoke thing is , but it could be dangerous.
“One of the guys on the other side, it looked like he got hurt and the safety looked like he was struggling, so I was frustrated, so I took it out on him.”
The incident occurred just before halftime of the 49ers’ 24-9 home win. According to TMZ Sports, another protester also tried to take the field, but she was stopped by security before entering the gridiron.