Photographers Fight While Trying To Film Manning-Brady Postgame Handshake After Broncos-Patriots Game [VIDEO]

on November 25 2013 11:36 AM
Photographer Fight
A pair of photographers got into a skirmish after last night's game between the Denver Broncos and New England Patriots. Vine Screenshot

The New England Patriots and Denver Broncos engaged in an epic battle on Sunday, but the night’s biggest skirmish occurred between a pair of photographers.

The incident occurred moments after the Patriots’ come-from-behind victory over the Broncos on Sunday night. As opposing quarterbacks Peyton Manning and Tom Brady cut their way through the postgame bedlam to shake hands, a credentialed photographer appeared to throw a punch at another cameraman -- and NBC captured the entire incident on live television.

While the reasons behind the cameraman fight are not quite clear, it’s safe to assume that the incident was work-related. The photographer who threw the punch seemed to think that the other photographer had gotten in his way while he tried to film Manning.

While the photographer fight may seem a bit ridiculous, consider the conditions that each man dealt with during Sunday night’s game. Throughout the night, the would-be brawlers endured 20 mile-per-hour winds and near-freezing temperatures at Gillette Stadium, all while attempting to perform precise camerawork. By the time of the post-game handshakes, both men had likely reached their breaking point.

The photographer fight was a minor footnote for an otherwise excellent night of football. The Broncos dominated the game’s first half, forcing a trio of fumbles and jumping out to a 24-0 lead. However, Brady led a furious comeback, tossing three second-half touchdowns and bringing the Patriots back into contention. Eventually, the Patriots prevailed in overtime, 34-31.

A video of last night’s photographer fight can be viewed below.

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