Alabama Staffer Needs Police Protection To Get Off The Field Against LSU, Appears To Get In Chippy Confrontation

An Alabama staffer needed the help of multiple police officers to get off the field Saturday against LSU.

Following the Tigers pulling off a shocking 32-31 win over the Crimson Tide, LSU fans flooded the field. Whenever Alabama loses on the road, you can bank on students and fans rushing the field.

However, for Alabama staffer Eric Van Nostrand, the situation got a shade too intense. In a video posted by Michael Casagrande, an LSU fan appeared to get in a chippy exchange with Nostrand, who is a purple heart veteran and Assistant Director of Player Development. Eventually, police stepped in and got him off the field.

AL.com reported police threatened to arrest the fan stirring up the situation, but it appears that never ended up happening.

To be clear, it’s not easy to understand what was being said to the Nostrand. The LSU fan appeared to be really fired up, and it also appeared his friend attempted to talk him down.

As you can see, police surrounded the member of the Crimson Tide staff before finally getting him off the field.

Alabama staffer Eric Van Nostrand needed police protection to get off the field. (Credit: Screenshot/Twitter Video https://twitter.com/ByCasagrande/status/1589100163397976064)

Alabama is on high alert when it comes to fans storming the field.

Given the situation with Jermaine Burton when Tennessee stormed the field, everyone is on edge when it comes to fans on the field. The last thing anyone wants is another physical confrontation.

To Nostrand’s credit, he appeared to do everything possible to avoid confrontation and had the police assist him getting off the field.

Being a former Marine likely helped him identify the situation he was in and how to get out of without escalating.

Police escort Alabama staffer off the field after LSU loss. (Credit: Screenshot/Twitter Video https://twitter.com/ByCasagrande/status/1589100163397976064)

People really need to learn how to relax when it comes to storming the field. Have your fun, but there’s no need to cross the line. Leave people alone and odds are high there won’t be any issues.

Written by David Hookstead

David is a college football fanatic who foolishly convinces himself every season the Wisconsin Badgers will finally win a national title. Has been pretending to be a cowboy ever since the first episode of Yellowstone aired.

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  1. My Family is all in for BAMA – with no regrets – so before we go all “hate” on LSU… 4 years ago, My daughter was at the BAMA/LSU game in 100% Crimson attire with her LSU-grad fiance (now husband). After a big BAMA win in Baton Rouge, she was taking a ton of verbal and a little physical abuse. Luckily, her future-husband, who and had taken an elbow to the eye and was unable to fend of so many hecklers, got some help from 1/2-dozen older LSU fans who got fed up, stepped-in and drug her out of a melee. One of the men took off his sweater and put it on her to cover her Derrick Henry jersey while another donated a Purple hat and found her a LSU-colored shaker. The classy “older” fans discretely smuggled the 22-year old couple out of Tiger Stadium.

    So, good win, guys; be classy like the older fans and we’ll try to help get you to Atlanta!

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