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Chargers backers' post-game beating of Broncos fan caught on video: Stay classy, San Diego

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Chris Biele, whose Twitter account describes him as "#SuperBowl XLVIII correspondent for @Fox5SanDiego," was on the scene. Here's a Biele tweet from a period when a Chargers victory still seemed like a reasonable possibility:

Shortly thereafter, however, Biele sent out this update:

He followed up with this additional comment:

Granted, we're biased toward the Broncos around here -- but doesn't this sound like Biele is blaming the Peyton-jersey-wearing dude for getting his ass kicked, and providing a he-asked-for-it excuse for the guys who pummeled him?

In any event, it didn't take long for a video of the pounding to pop up on YouTube. Update: The original clip was deleted, but we found a news report from a Colorado Springs TV station that includes much of the action. Here it is:

Biele's report for Fox5 includes another video with better quality images, albeit captured after the rough stuff was done. We've included it after the break because it features auto-play coding.

In addition, Biele notes that the event in question had been intended to celebrate the Chargers' season, and it continued after the fight. He also points out that "a photojournalist with a San Diego TV station was bit or nipped by a police dog during the commotion. He was treated for minor injuries and continued to take video of the rally."

The great ones play hurt.

Continue to see Fox5 video shot at the scene of the assault.

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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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