The Post reports today that a 23-year-old Jets fan was severely beaten by what the paper calls "a drunken gang of Kansas City Chiefs fans" after Sunday's game at MetLife Stadium. The details of the story are especially ugly. From the report:
A diehard Jets fan was savagely beaten on his own turf by a drunken gang of Kansas City Chiefs fans after their team was trounced on Sunday — with one of the assailants barking “F--k New York” and “You all deserved what happened on 9/11!” the victim’s distraught family told The Post.
James Mohr, 23, a physical-education teacher at the Bronx Guild vocational high school, was wearing his Jets gear after the team’s 37-10 victory as he walked through Parking Lot J at MetLife Stadium when a woman standing with a pack of thugs screamed the vile taunts.
Mohr's sister tells the paper that Mohr told the group that the comments were "disrespectful." Said his sister: "Our other brother is a fireman, and my father is retired FDNY, so you can understand why a 9/11 comment would especially irk him."
According to the report, Mohr was walking alone when he was jumped by up to seven people. The paper says a police official confirmed that one of the people was wearing a Chiefs jersey.
Mohr reportedly suffered a fractured jaw, cheekbone, and eye socket, and also has bleeding on the brain. According to the Post report, he underwent hours of surgery yesterday. The paper reports that state police have arrested one of the alleged attackers, New Jersey resident Merle Lee. Lee was originally arrested on a simple assault charge, but the paper says the charges were later upgraded to aggravated assault after Mohr's condition worsened.
In the Post report, Mohr's father compared the incident to the March attack on San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow in a Dodger Stadium parking lot. Said Mohr's father: "It’s very similar to that story that happened in California, and we’re feeling fortunate that he wasn’t hurt more seriously."