The Philadelphia Phillies fan who was on the receiving end of a brutal hit by security after storming the field this week has broken his silence on the viral moment.
Game 2 of the MLB’s National League Championship Series was a one-sided affair as the Philadelphia Phillies dominated the Arizona Diamondbacks, 10-0, at Citizens Bank Park.
The fans were treated to some amusement near the game’s conclusion – though – and it wasn’t involving any of the players.
The Phillies supporter, later identified as Brian, decided to run across the field in celebration. But the raging fan celebrated too early when he spread his arms in front of a cheering crowd. Right before he reached the other side of the field, Brian was tackled a-la NFL by a security staff member.
On Thursday, Brian appeared on Crossing Broad and talked about the experience.
‘So my goal was to try to make it onto the other side of the field and then get back in the stands,’ Brian said. ‘Unfortunately, you know, I got like halfway and next thing you know I got hit by a bus.’
Brian appeared on Crossing Broad the day after his encounter with stadium security went viral
When he ran onto the field at the Phillies game, he was absolutely obliterated by security
When asked what probed the celebratory run, Brian admitted that it was his own decision, overriding his friend’s attempt to stop him.
‘It was the eighth inning, I looked over at my buddy and I’m like “Yo, I’m gonna head down there.”
‘There was no turning back. I had one foot over the wall man and I went for it.’
Although Brian got his fifteen minutes of fame as the video gained 1.5 million views by Thursday, he still had to suffer consequences for his failed stunt.
Brian, who appeared without a scratch, said he lost two teeth in the incident. When asked if he thinks his teeth are sitting in the stadium’s grass, Brian said ‘that or I probably swallowed one.’
Brian was brought to a police station following the incident and banned from Phillies games
He was initially restrained and escorted off of the field by the security staff at the game
As for the aftermath, Brian said he was put in a van and brought to the police station where he claimed to have sat in a holding cell for 26 hours. He was then handed ‘another lifetime ban’ from Citizens Bank Park.
‘I got banned last year for life,’ Brian said. ‘I actually had my buddy get the tickets so that they didn’t know that it was me.’
The Phillies are two wins from winning the NLCS and advancing to the World Series. As expected, Brian plans to be present and is open to running the field again.
‘100 percent would do it again, in a heartbeat,’ Brian said. ‘I’ll see ya’ll in the World Series. Banned or not, I’ll be there.’