The Raiders lost in excruciating fashion Sunday, blowing a 20-point halftime lead, giving up a touchdown and two-point conversion on the final play of regulation.
That was merely a prelude to the final gut-punch: Byron Murphy scooped up Raiders receiver Hunter Renfroe’s fumble and returned it 59 yards for a game-winning touchdown in overtime.
The cherry on top of the awful sundae for Raiders fans: the game was in Las Vegas so supporters got to watch the Cardinals players celebrate on the Allegiant Stadium field.
Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray was celebrating with fans in the stands behind one of the end zones when a fan hit Murray in the face. Here are two looks at it.
Look at this competitor. Kyler Murray is here to win. pic.twitter.com/Aeh4fdD3Zx
— Johnny Venerable (@JohnnyVenerable) September 19, 2022
Here's a slowed down version of what happened between Kyler Murray and a fan after Sunday's game in Las Vegas:
Great work by @CamCox12 who captured the entire ending on video.
Police are investigating. pic.twitter.com/OfmM1lVqMF
— Ari Meirov (@AriMeirov) September 19, 2022
There was a mix of Raiders and Cardinals fans around Murray, but the person who hit Murray was wearing gray, .
Yahoo Sports reported police are investigating the incident.
This is from the Yahoo story: “Las Vegas police spokesman Larry Hadfield told the Associated Press that a battery complaint was filed around 6:30 p.m. local time on Sunday with an allegation that ‘a spectator at the stadium struck a professional football player.’”
The player filing the complaint wasn’t known, Yahoo reported.
Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury told reporters Monday he hoped the fan is banned from NFL stadiums for life.
“I was just told about it,’’ Kingsbury said. “But I think that guy’s a lowlife, whoever did it, and I hope they arrest him, he gets fired and can never go to another game.’’