Bobby Wagner just laid this streaker out 💥 pic.twitter.com/NfhR76hkV1— NFL Memes (@NFL_Memes) October 4, 2022
Bay Area News Group
An animal rights activist ran onto the Levi’s Stadium turf Monday night during the 49ers’ game against the Los Angeles Rams and suffered the fate anyone risks when running onto a field full of football players.
After the activist, who was carrying a device releasing pink smoke, made his way across the field toward the Rams’ sideline, he turned around to avoid security officers. At that point, two Rams players began to pursue him.
Veteran linebacker Bobby Wagner threw a shoulder to drop the protester to the turf.
The activist was wearing a shirt that read “RIGHT TO RESCUE .COM”. That domain appears to be operated by Berkeley-based animal rights group Direct Action Everywhere, also known as DXE. The group sent a press release saying that the action was meant to bring attention to a trial that began Monday involving two members of DXE who face more than 10 years in prison over allegedly sneaking into a Utah Smithfield pig farm and smuggling out two piglets.
Direct Action Everywhere has organized several high-profile protests at sporting events in recent years.
A woman affiliated with the group glued herself to the court at a Minnesota Timberwolves playoff game to protest against Wolves owner Glen Taylor’s chicken farming business, Rembrandt Foods, including the killing of more than 5 million birds due to a bird flu outbreak.