Kyler Murray is a forgiving guy.
When asked by the Arizona Cardinals QB what he thought about being punched in the face by a fan at the end of a Las Vegas Raiders game, he gave an answer that most would not have predicted.
There aren’t many people who would say something like that after a career top 5 moment was rudely interrupted by a hand touching their face.
The hit came right at the end of the Cardinals’ incredible 20-point victory over the Raiders on Sunday. The game ended in overtime after Byron Murphy recovered the Raiders’ fumble and pulled it back for the game-winning touchdown. Murray played like a demon in the fourth quarter and he was advertised to see how the defense will take advantage and secure the win. So he ran across the field to join his teammates and ended up celebrating with the fans in the stands. And one of those fans ended up punching him right in the face.
Murray turned around to try to find whoever did it, but eventually ran towards his teammates. A beating complaint has been filed at the stadium and the Las Vegas police are investigating. The fan has not yet been publicly identified.
Either Murray has the ability to forgive a real saint, or he realized that the blow was an accident. There were many arms and hands sticking out of this wall of fans, making it difficult for anyone to see where their limbs were going.
In any case, whoever hit Murray in the face is free to walk up to him and shake his hand. This is definitely not a ploy to capture you, whoever you are. Just shake the man’s hand and ignore the net hanging in the air above your head. It’s just for decoration.