A Buffalo Bills football fan who fell from the upper deck of Ralph Wilson Stadium on Sunday after trying to slide down a railing has been fired from his agency job at PR and advertising agency Eric Mower and Associates.
The 29-year-old man, Robert Hopkins, was captured in the background of the CBS broadcast of the Bills-Jets game Sunday as he slid down a railing and tumbled over onto the crowd below. Hopkins landed on another fan and both were treated at a nearby hospital.
"EMA is very concerned about Sunday’s incident at the Buffalo Bills' game and we are relieved that the injured were released from the hospital," the firm said in a statement. "Rob Hopkins is no longer employed by EMA."
Hopkins was a digital art director at the firm hired in 2012.
The Bills have banned Hopkins from attending any future games at Ralph Wilson Stadium. "The irresponsible behavior that occurred at yesterday’s game by the fan who fell from the upper deck is a violation of our Fan Code of Conduct and cannot, and will not, be tolerated," Bills president and CEO Russ Brandon said in a statement.