Two fans rushed the field towards Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuña Jr., who was knocked to the ground amid the chaos Monday night, video shows.
The Braves bested the Colorado Rockies on Monday night in a 14-4 win, but not before having to deal with a bizarre incident involving their star outfielder and two crazed fans at the start of the bottom of the seventh.
Two fans just tried to hug Ronald Acuña Jr in Right Field and nearly tackled him
Thankfully He is ok pic.twitter.com/5pX5yJ86Fu
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The Braves were leading 9-4 before the start of the seventh inning. Video shows the first fan running onto the field where Acuña was standing. The individual appeared to hug the right fielder before security got to him and began stripping him off Acuña.
That was when the second fan came rushing onto the scene, knocking into Acuña and the security guards and causing the outfielder to fall to the ground. (RELATED: Unbelievable! Braves’ Ronald Acuña Jr. Just Keeps On Making Crazy History, This Time By Breaking A 54-Year-Old Record)
One of the fans seemed to yell something at the outfielder before security forced him off the field, footage shows. Luckily, Acuña was not injured.
“I was a little scared at first,” Acuña said via an interpreter at a post-game interview, according to ESPN. “I think the fans were out there and asking for pictures. I really couldn’t say anything because at that point, security was already there and we were already kind of tangled up, but security was able to get there and everything’s OK. We’re all OK, and I hope they’re OK.”