Maggie Herger, 16, wore her Vancouver Canucks shirt to Wednesday's game against the San Jose Sharks, four years after being treated for a brain tumor. The San Jose Mercury News reports the native of Canada was heckled throughout the game by Bay Area fans before she was finally hit in the head by an older woman.
It's unknown whether the contact was intended, but Herger told the Mercury News things got even worse: As she was being loaded by paramedics into an ambulance, another Sharks fan spotted her Canucks jersey and shouted at her to "Suck it up."
"Arena staff, along with San Jose police, interviewed the person who made contact with the injured fan, who stated that the contact was accidental during the celebration of a Sharks goal. Upon being interviewed, others seated in the area of the incident did not report seeing the contact between the parties involved."
As San Jose fans cheered after a second period goal, the woman seated behind the sisters jumped up and brought both her hands down on the back of Maggie's head, leaving her dazed and in some pain.
On Thursday, the 16-year-old's neck and head were still hurting. She was stuck in bed, woozy and on pain medication, according to the Mercury News.
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Shes a pretty girl also. Its a shame that people have to act like that. I understand heckling other teams fans but to physically come in contact with the person? Unacceptable.