Skip to Content, Navigation, or Footer.
The Daily Cardinal Est. 1892
Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Two injured in fight after basketball game

Two Minnesota Gophers fans were injured early Wednesday after the Wisconsin basketball team beat the Gophers in Madison Tuesday night.

Madison police arrested Madison resident Francisco Rengel, 22, on felony charges of substantial battery and disorderly conduct.

Officers were dispatched to a fight on the 500 block of University Avenue around 2 a.m. Wednesday morning, according to the incident report.

Enjoy what you're reading? Get content from The Daily Cardinal delivered to your inbox

According to Madison Police Department spokesperson Howard Payne, Rengel said the incident started out as ""friendly banter.""

""The friendly banter turned sour after the basketball contest had concluded and Rengel and associates would see a 24-year-old and 25-year-old victim at a local bar,"" Payne said in a statement.

Rengel allegedly hit the 24-year-old victim, of Waunakee, 15-20 times in a nearby Conklin Place alleyway.

There was no information on how the 25-year-old victim, of Milwaukee, was injured.

The 24-year-old victim sustained a laceration to the left side of his face and a hematoma to his ear, police said.

The 25-year-old victim needed sutures to the bridge of his nose.

""The situation ballooned out of control, with violence being an inappropriate option of solidarity for one's chosen team,"" Payne said in a statement.

Alcohol was a factor in the incident, Payne said.

Support your local paper
Donate Today
The Daily Cardinal has been covering the University and Madison community since 1892. Please consider giving today.
Comments


Powered by SNworks Solutions by The State News
All Content © 2022 The Daily Cardinal