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When football fans fight

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TAMPA (FOX 13) -

Football is a rough sport, and that's part of the reason so many people love it.

But when the hits are off the field and in the stands, there's a problem.

"Sometimes you get one more moron who ruins in for 65-70,000 people," said Keith Kunzig.

Kunzig, better known as "Big Nasty," is a diehard Bucs fan, and one of the easiest to spot. He's witnessed his share of out-of-control fans, those guys who've had a little too much to drink.

They're all over YouTube.

"When you get the opposing teams coming out of town, they come here to Tampa Bay to enjoy themselves. They don't want one guy with liquid courage to ruin whole thing for them," he said.

So what's being done to stop that? Some measures are obvious, like uniformed officers at the games.

Others, though, you might never see. It is common for undercover officers to work both inside and outside of Ray Jay. Sometimes, they'll actually dress as the opposing team to diffuse any potential wise guys.

"To have that nice little safety, maybe it'll deter those guys from being a yo-yo once in a while," he said.

During this year's home-opener against the Saints, nearly 40 fans were thrown out of the game and told to hit the road.

"It is a game, it's football, it's all about having fun and promoting that sportsmanship. Did we forget what sportsman ship is all about?" he wondered.

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