Chargers give hero of Club Q taking pictures Super Bowl tickets

On Sunday, the Chargers introduced Richard Fierro, an Military veteran who stopped a gunman at a LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs, with tickets to this yr’s Super Bowl.

Simply earlier than midnight on Nov. 19, a 22-year-old assailant stormed into Club Q and opened hearth with a semiautomatic rifle, killing 5 and injuring 25 extra. Fierro, who was there together with his spouse to attend a celebration with their daughter, helped to subdue the shooter.

“I grabbed him by the back of his little cheap-ass armor,” he advised The Occasions shortly after the incident. Fierro’s spouse, Jessica, and his daughter Kassy survived the assault. Kassy’s boyfriend, Inexperienced Vance, was killed.

Richard Fierro and his household went to go to the Chargers’ follow facility in Costa Mesa and attended the workforce’s last residence recreation of the common season Sunday.

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On Dec. 30, Fierro and his household went to go to the Chargers’ follow facility in Costa Mesa. In a video posted by the workforce, gamers lined up on the sector to greet Fierro and shake his hand.

In a Fb publish written after the go to, Fierro wrote: “…the team did not have to do any of this, I’m so grateful and humbled by this gesture.”

Then on Sunday, earlier than the Chargers’ last residence recreation of the common season, Richard and Jessica stood ultimately zone at SoFi Stadium with Corridor of Famer LaDainian Tomlinson. The workforce posted a video during which Tomlinson palms Richard a big, wrapped object.

Richard tears off the wrapping to seek out an outsized ticket to this yr’s Super Bowl, to be performed Feb. 12 at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. Waving the ticket within the air, the longtime Charger fan yells in pleasure: “Touchdown, baby!”