Our photographer, Turner Twyman, caught someone pointing what appears to be a laser pointer in Tom Brady’s face last night. Play between the “muff” that wasn’t and Sorensen int. @NFL, @Patriots and @Chiefs all told me they weren’t aware of the incident. pic.twitter.com/ejWBQ6i64C
— William Joy (@WilliamKMBC) January 21, 2019
They got him.
The fan who shined a green laser on Patriots quarterback Tom Brady during the AFC Championship Game has been identified, apprehended and banned from Arrowhead Stadium for life and soon will face criminal charges from the Kansas City district attorney, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
According to the report:
After a Kansas City television station identified a fan shining a laser on Brady, Chiefs officials quickly worked to identify the fan by using videotape and eyewitnesses.
“There’s a lot of pride in Kansas City, and we and our fans thought, ‘You don’t do that here,'” one Chiefs official told ESPN.
The Kansas City police department initially wanted to cite the fan with disorderly conduct, but Chiefs officials didn’t feel those charges were strong enough and instead have been pushing for “the harshest penalty possible,” in the words of one source.
The Chiefs went hard after this particular fan to make sure other fans don’t ever think about doing something like this again.