Violent brawl at sold-out Fresno State football game ends in multiple arrests


FRESNO, Calif. (KGPE) — A violent brawl at Fresno State’s game on Saturday night left many fans in shock and several people arrested.

Witness video captured the chaos as tempers flared and punches were thrown inside Bulldog Stadium.

Armando Gonzalez is the witness who captured this video and says it has been shared over 10,000 times on Facebook alone. He says it’s a game he won’t soon forget.

“All I saw was punches,” Gonzalez recalled.

Gonzalez expected to have a fun night watching the Bulldogs play at Boise State, but instead witnessed a fight.

“It was crazy, it was chaos, it was just a fight that, it just kept getting worse and one crazy thing happened after another,” Gonzalez said.

A violent fight between several people in the stands.

“Yeah, I heard quite a commotion up there in the middle of the section,” Gonzalez said.

It happened as he and his girlfriend returned to their seats just after halftime.

“It got everyone’s attention and everyone gave space and walked away, and even though people moved, they were still drawn into the chaos,” Gonzalez said.

Gonzalez says when the fight escalated, he pulled out his phone and started recording.

“It seems like it started between just two people and then it turned into a fight, there were multiple people fighting each other,” Gonzalez recalled.

At one point, his video captured two men falling from the bleachers and onto the field.

“It was just chaos, chaos of the moment, and I knew nothing could stop what was happening,” Gonzalez explained.

It took him a while to process what had happened, and after the shock of it all subsided, he felt something else.

“I was shocked at first, then I got a sense of embarrassment for our city that we couldn’t have a good event, without something like this happening,” Gonzalez said.

And had this message for those involved.

“When we have events like this, go out and have a good time, when you go out like this and someone bothers you, learn to walk away, don’t let situations like this turn into what ‘they did,” Gonzalez explained.

A total of five people were arrested for disorderly conduct and disturbing public order.


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