- Hall was waiting for his luggage when an NFL fan approached him.
- In a viral clip, Giants legend Carl Banks can be seen calming down the angry fan.
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New York Jets running back Breece Hall has opened up about his viral airport fight with a fan, claiming he was “harassed” after refusing to sign an autograph.
In images obtained by sportsThe fan in question can be seen losing his cool with Hall as Giants legend Carl Banks attempts to intervene and calm the situation.
The Jets star, who had just returned to Newark airport after heading to Las Vegas for the Super Bowl, is believed to have declined his request for an autograph before the dispute broke out Sunday night.
While waiting for his luggage, Hall was approached by a fan just minutes after getting off his flight, meaning he wasn’t prepared to accept his advances.
New York Jets running back Breece Hall has opened up about his viral airport fight with a fan
An angry fan could be seen yelling at Hall at Newark Airport as Giants legend Carl Banks intervened.
Banks managed to calm the fan, who was left outraged after Hall rejected his autograph request.
Things then quickly turned sour when the man made his frustrations known, although it’s unclear what comments directly sparked the altercation.
They could be heard shouting at Hall: “Then be a man.” If you’re going to slap me, slap me!’
Banks, the two-time Super Bowl champion who was with Hall at the airport, stepped between the two as he tried to protect Breece.
After finally following Banks’ advice to move on, the fan let out one last insult at Hall as he walked away, yelling, “Get the hell out of here, you b****!”
When footage of the airport raid went viral, Hall took to social media himself to clarify what happened, while thanking Banks and his friend Joe for calming the argument.
He wrote: ‘If you know me you know I always show love!!! There is a time and a place for everything, but harassing me at baggage claim is not the time or place.
The Jets running back took to social media to clarify what sparked the viral dispute.
Hall prepares for his third season with the Jets, who missed the playoffs in 2023-24
“Luckily Carl and my boy Joe were there to stop anything from happening.”
Hall is preparing for his third season with the Jets after being selected by New York in the second round with the 36th overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft.
Last season he had 591 receiving yards and four touchdowns as the Jets failed to advance to the postseason.