Video shows several people assaulting Vikings fan after 49ers game


Police in California are looking into the release of a viral video showing a Minnesota Vikings fan being assaulted by 49ers supporters after Monday night's game.

The 70-second video was posted on a Facebook page by Brandon Cosio Tuesday morning and has swiftly been picked up by media, with the Vikings jersey-wearer appearing to be punched, kicked and slapped by two men and, at one point, a woman.

Security and bystanders attempted to halt the assault, while others scream at the 49ers fans to stop.

You can see the video here, but viewers should be warned it contains disturbing footage.

Deadspin notes the Vikings fan was wearing an Antoine Winfield jersey, with the attack taking place in the parking lot outside Levi's Stadium in the wake of the Vikings 20-3 loss to the 49ers.

The Star Tribune reports local police Lt. Kurt Clarke had verified the authenticity of the video, and said he'll release details of the assault later on Tuesday.

When posting the video, Cosio claims that the Vikings fan "instigated the whole entire situation," saying he shoved his wife into a barrier to try to get to a 49ers fan and then turned around to the crowd, asking if anybody "wanted some."

It was at this point, as the Viking fan was turning around to walk away, that a 49ers fan in black tackled him to the ground, which is when the video starts.

After the assault finishes, the Vikings fan – who has not been identified – managed to get up and walk away.

Next Up

prison, Rush City cell block

Former Army Green Beret and U of M student sentenced for Russian espionage

Peter Rafael Dzibinski Debbins, 46, was sentenced to 188 months in prison.

Miguel Sano

Miguel Sanó's 8th inning blast ends Twins losing streak

The 5-4 victory over the A's snapped a five-game losing streak.

Thomas Humphrey, charged in vaccine thefts.

Viral videos of vaccine thefts lead to charges for MN anti-vaxxer

Thomas Edward Humphrey is a 32-year-old St. Paul resident.

Kyle Imdieke of Osakis, Minnesota.

Community rallies around family of MN coach who died suddenly

Kyle Imdieke was a beloved educator at Osakis High School.

Hinckley crash

Fatal crash that closed north I-35 caused when SUV crossed median

The incident occurred Friday afternoon one mile south of Hinckley in eastern Minnesota.

Screen Shot 2021-05-15 at 7.17.27 AM

Viral video: Customer argues with Menards worker over store mask policy

The incident happened in Buffalo on Thursday, hours after the CDC issued new guidance on face masks for vaccinated people.

Sylvia Fowles

Phoenix, Minnesota live up to the hype in WNBA opener

Diana Taurasi hit the game-winning shot with 1.1 seconds to play.

Josh Donaldson

Oakland smacks four home runs to extend Twins' horrific start

The A's handed the Twins a 6-1 loss on Friday night.


Spring Lake Park Hy-Vee to open by the end of May

A dozen Hy-Vee stores are now located in the Twin Cities metro area.

PXG Store Manager Derek Holmes Qualifies for the PGA Championship

Minnesota golf store manager qualifies for PGA Championship

No word if he'll have to burn some vacation days to play in the PGA Championship!