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The New England Patriots tragically lost a lifelong fan during Sunday’s big game.
On the weekend at Gillette Stadium in Massachusetts, soccer superfan Dale Mooney and his son planned to enjoy the game against him Miami Dolphins, but things took a deadly turn. Video taken at the game showed the 30-year season ticket holder running towards the spot where a fight had broken out between fans. In the scary clip, the 53-year-old gets into a wrestling match with another fan and is hit in the head, causing him to collapse. Unfortunately, Dale was pronounced dead at the medical facility.
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Be warned – the video is extremely disturbing – but you can see it for yourself (below):
The fan, Dale Mooney, had had a season ticket for 30 years and was at the game with his… pic.twitter.com/4nT9cQnv9k
— JPAFootball (@jasrifootball) September 19, 2023
So, so terrible.
The NFL launched an investigation to find out exactly what happened. We think the guy got hit in the head and died suddenly – everyone speculated that it had something to do with the fight. However, things don’t seem to be going in that direction at the moment. The Norfolk District Attorney’s Office told TMZ On Wednesday, his death could be the cause of an underlying medical problem:
“Our investigation included numerous interviews with law enforcement and examination of various video angles that captured the altercation prior to Mr. Dale Mooney’s collapse during Sunday night’s game at Gillette Stadium.”
Officials say they conducted a preliminary autopsy and found signs that suggested a medical condition and not a traumatic injury from the fight. However, nothing has been confirmed yet.
A GoFundMe was created the Tuesday after Dale’s death, to which you can donate by clicking HERE.
Our condolences go out to his family and loved ones, we cannot imagine what they are going through. Rest in peace.
[Image via WCVB Channel 5 Boston/YouTube/GoFundMe]