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Did Bryan Stow Taunt Hometown Fans By Saying He'd Rather Eat Shit Than a Dodger Dog?

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Before someone picked up their cellphone camera to capture the scene in the stands at Dodger Stadium when a Dodgers fan and Giants fan Bryan Stow got into a confrontation, Stow allegedly taunted the hometown spectators by screaming "I rather eat my own feces than eat a Dodger dog," according to TMZ.

The subjective deliciousness of our famed stadium hot dogs aside, as TMZ points out, the information about Stow's reported demeanor at the game prior to the brutal parking lot attack that has left him hospitalized indicates that he may have been a bit of a rival team d-bag.

The man in the confrontation video is not "prime suspect" Giovanni Ramirez, but rather Juan Banda, from whom TMZ says they have text messages between he and a friend after the video clip aired on the gossip TV show.

A friend of Banda's texted him that he saw Banda on TMZ. Banda texted back "They are not saying they are looking for me....right? Reason I was arguing w him was because he [Stow] crossed the line ... he yelled out, 'I rather eat my own ficies (sic) than eat a dodger dog.'" Banda continued, "I asked Merced [a friend Banda was with at the game] to watch my back and told him [Stow] it was one thing to root for your team but you are crosing (sic) the line ... he didn't say much ... neither him or his buddies who were with him ... they were just trying to excuse his words."

Banda continued texting: "Nothing happen and I went back to my seat. ... What I can't understand is where were his buddies when that [the attack] happened ... he was not alone during the game ... he was with 3 or 4 friends ... he did have a mouth though!"

And Banda texted, "Maybe he said the wrong thing to the wrong guys!"

While being mouthy about your favorite ball team is both your right and jerky, it doesn't mean you deserve a severe beat down.
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Though the Los Angeles Police Department say they are reviewing the video footage from Stow's confrontation with Banda, Banda has in no way been implicated in the beating. While Ramirez remains a suspect, he has not been charged in the case.