Green Bay Packers running back A.J. Dillon provided some background on his confrontational incident with a police officer at Lambeau Field during a weather delay of Saturday night’s soccer match between Manchester City and Bayern Munich.
Videos shared on social media show a police officer on the field at Lambeau Field grabbing Dillon by the collar of his personalized red Bayern Munich jersey and then pushing him aggressively before eventually allowing the Packers running back to do a Lambeau Leap into the stands.
Dillon said event security allowed him onto the field to help “hype up the crowd” and he assumed the police officer patrolling the area just didn’t get the memo.
Two security told me and helped me come down to the field during the 30 minute rain delay, so I could do a lambeau leap and hype up the crowd… I’m assuming he missed them telling me to come down. https://t.co/fxbKKtfhUW
— AJ “Quadzilla” Dillon (@ajdillon7) July 24, 2022
In the video above, Dillon is seen interacting with fans and getting ready to leap into the crowd when the police officer grabbed hold of his shirt and jerked him backward. After a brief interaction, in which Dillon appears to be explaining his plan to jump in the stands, the officer pushed him away and then left the area.
It’s unclear what provoked the push.
At the time, play was stopped due to poor weather in the area.
Here’s another angle of the push:
— Charlie Dern (@charlesdern) July 24, 2022
There has been no word from Lambeau Field or the Packers on the incident.
Dillon was at the stadium enjoying the first-ever soccer match at Lambeau Field. Manchester City beat Bayern Munich 1-0 on a goal from Erling Haaland.