In defending a lawsuit filed by a Red Sox fan that was beaten at Yankee Stadium, the Yankees said that they are not to blame, the fan is. From the NY Post:
"A Red Sox fan who got pummeled for cheering on his team at Yankee Stadium should have known to keep his mouth shut, the Bombers said in court papers.
Charles Hillios, who is suing the Yanks for the beat-down, "assumed the risk of foreseeable injury based on his own conduct," according to a federal court filing....
Shawn Sellick, 27, and Daniel Benjamin, 24, attacked Hillios after he cheered for a Sox home run. They followed him to a concession stand where they tossed him to the ground and kicked him.Hillios, who needed eye surgery after the assault."
Teams need to provide basic security for all fans no matter who they cheer for. I can speak for experience after having been escorted out of Yankee Stadium after an annoying Yankee fan tried to get into a scuffle with the group I was with in the 90s. I had to leave a game because some a-hole Yankee fan had a few too many beers and Yankee security did nothing about it. If a fan is being overly annoying to those around them then they should be removed by security, but if they are just cheering for their team they should be protected.