Head-butting Bengals fan facing charges after going viral

Head-butting Bengals fan facing charges after going viral

A Bengals fan is facing charges after resisting arrest at last Sunday’s game in Cincinnati.

Andrew Giordano, 25, was captured on video “head-butting another citizen while being arrested,” according to a wlwt.com report citing the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office.

The Northern Kentucky resident has been charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and assault, per the report.

Giordano appeared in court Monday afternoon where he pleaded not guilty, according to WCPO.

His bond was set at $4,000 and a judge also mandated he not have any form of contact with the victim, according to the report.

Giordano reportedly was engaged in another fight around 3 p.m., prior to when the video was recorded.

Man being detained
Andrew Giordano (l) is facing charges.@barstoolsports/X
Andrew Giordano
Andrew Giordano head-butts a fan.@bartstoolsports/X

It is unclear as to what caused the alleged fight.

A video taken of Giordano during his arrest has gone viral on social media.

The head-butting incident occurred despite multiple security guards holding Giordano back.

Not only does Giordano face legal repercussions, this could affect his standing at Paycor Stadium.

To minimize violence within arenas and sporting events, the Bengals and the NFL have established a “Fan Code of Conduct” for all fans.

According to the Bengals website, there is a zero tolerance policy for physical or verbal assault, offensive actions and threatening behavior.

The code of conducts outlines the consequences of violating the code of conduct.

The Bengals lost the Ravens on Sunday.Getty Images

Fans that violate the code of conduct and fail to identify themselves to stadium staff are subject to penalty, including being barred and ticket suspension.

The head-butting incident also happened hours before Patriots fan died after being sucker-punched during the New England Patriots versus Miami Dolphins game on Sunday night in Foxborough.

Ravens and Bengals quaterbacks
Joe Burrow (l) and Lamar Jackson (r).Getty Images

As for the game, the Bengals suffered a 27-24 loss to their division rivals.

They are now 0-2 for the second straight season, and there’s concern about Joe Burrow’s availability after he re-aggravated his calf injury.

Cincinnati hosts the Rams (1-1) in Week 3 on “Monday Night Football” as part of a doubleheader that also features the Buccaneers hosting the Eagles.