Rams LB Bobby Wagner flattens protestor who gets on field

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Bobby Wagner delivered one of the biggest hits ever to a fielder.

A Rams quarterback tackled a protester running on the field with a pink smoke-emitting device during the second quarter of Monday night’s game against the San Francisco 49ers in Los Angeles.

“I saw somebody running on the field,” Wagner said. “It looks like he wasn’t supposed to be on the field, so I saw that security had a problem, so I helped them out.”

With less than a minute left in the first half, the person entered the field and ran while being chased by security as pink smoke filled the field.

As Persona ran toward the Rams’ sideline, linebacker Takkarist McKinley came at him before taking Wagner off the sideline and setting him up with a big hit.

“I saw Bobby Wagner take somebody out,” 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said. “I thought it was nice to see that.”

The protester was removed from the field by security and the game quickly started.


At the beginning of the game, another person tried to enter the field with a similar device, but was stopped by security.


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