Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury wants the fan who slapped Kyler Murray at the end of the Raiders-Cardinals game to be severely punished.
a fan slapped Murray while the QB was celebrating the team’s game-winning touchdown in overtime near the back end of the end zone.
Pretty clear view of the #slap on Kyler Murray pic.twitter.com/IWHDQVlphG
— Jarrett Daveler (@jarrett_daveler) September 19, 2022
Police in Las Vegas said Monday they’re investigating allegations that a fan in the stands struck Kyler Murray amid celebrations of Arizona’s win in OT.
(via @camcox12) pic.twitter.com/ORmRzf9wPN
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) September 19, 2022
Kingsbury heard about the incident and had some strong words about what punishment the fan should get it.
“I was just told about it,’’ Kingsbury said. “But I think that guy’s a lowlife, whoever did it, and I hope they arrest him, he gets fired and can never go to another game.’’
It is worth noting that some fans believe the fan didn’t have any malicious intent and may have been trying to give Murray a pat on the shoulder.
When I heard struck I thought it was a jab or something. Guy is wearing his jersey, just a very uncoordinated old guy trying to pat him hard on the shoulder pads but missed horribly. Great use of resources by Las Vegas https://t.co/WYoWmBxD2c
— rashanniusgaryus (@benniuskellius) September 20, 2022
When I saw the Bleacher Report notification on my phone I thought it was a whole punch… the dude tried to slap his shoulder pad, Kyler turned and the guy missed and grazed his cheek😐😐 calm down kyler https://t.co/oHcTHkRq84
— Israel longoria🇲🇽 (@ILongoria_96) September 19, 2022
Obviously the fan was trying to give him a high five but greatly underestimated Kyler Murray's height. He missed the hand and it hit him in the face https://t.co/1GmxE4aKIU
— Nathaniel Hackett ⚪️ (@BroncosHC) September 20, 2022
I'm the unpopular opinion. If you watch it in its entirety he was just getting his hand wherever he thought he could. He was even cheering and excited. 🤷🏼♀️ https://t.co/omUD65LWWo
— Bumble Bee 🐝 Boomstick (@SunflwerTragedy) September 19, 2022
I watched this a few times back. I looked more like a tap or grab to the shoulder that he turned into. He run into the fans, started to celebrate with that, allowed them to pat him on the arms. This just caught him in not even a slap really. https://t.co/wTGz97lzEW
— Mike (@FallenAngel722) September 19, 2022