Jets fan who punched female Patriots fan a convicted killer: Report

A male New York Jets fan punches a female New England Patriots fan after Sunday's game. (YouTube)

A male New York Jets fan punches a female New England Patriots fan after Sunday's game. (YouTube)

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, Last Updated: 2:21 PM ET

A New York Jets fan who was caught on video punching a woman in the face after Sunday’s game against the New England Patriots is reportedly a convicted killer.

Kurt Paschke – who served three years in prison in the 1990s for fatally stabbing a 17-year-old – was questioned by police after his alleged involvement in the post-game incident, according to the New York Daily News.

Paschke, 38, was 17 at the time of the stabbing, the result of a fight behind a pizza parlour in Sayville, N.Y. He was charged with murder but convicted of criminally negligent homicide.

Paschke’s mother Colleen, who said was present during Sunday’s altercation, told the Daily News her son was acting in self-defence after the two were harassed by a pack of Pats fans who were upset at their team’s 30-27 loss in overtime.

“He’s the victim, really,” she said. “He was just concerned for his mother and himself.”

She claimed the punch victim flicked blood toward her son.

“He was just hitting back to defend himself,” she said. “It wasn’t done deliberately. If you see the video, they just went wild.”

Paschke is described as a Jets superfan and owns a mini-bus decorated with the team’s logo and colours.


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