Clemmens: Another black eye for Philadelphia sports fans.
Last summer Daily RFT
got into a couple online battles with the readers of a Philadelphia sports blog thefightins.com
over the actions of Phillies fans at Citizens Bank Park.
In one incident, someone in the stands flashed a laser pointer into the eyes
of Cardinals batters during a game. In another incident, a man was beat to death
in the parking lot outside the stadium after a Phillies game.
But those actions aren't nearly as bizarre as those of Matthews Clemmens
, the 21-year-old accused of intentionally vomiting on a family
this week at Citizens Bank Park.
As Philadelphia's NBC affiliate reports
Clemens, 21, positioned himself behind
the 11-year-old's chair, stuck his fingers down his throat and vomited on the
girl and her father, police said.
"He leaned forward, he projectile vomited all over me and my
daughter," Vangelo said with a look of hurt splashed across his face.
Clemens then began wailing on Vangelo after he pushed him away
from the girl -- hitting the off-duty officer in the head and neck, causing his
ear to bleed, police said.
Surrounding fans jumped in to help subdue Clemens before he
"He was still vomiting on the other fans that were holding him
down," Vangelo said.