49ers’ Brandon Aiyuk clips cameraman with ball during touchdown celebration

 

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk scored two touchdowns in the team’s 38-10 victory against the Arizona Cardinals, but on his second score, he accidentally injured a cameraman.

Aiyuk caught his second touchdown pass late in the third quarter – a 13-yard pass from quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. Part of Aiyuk’s celebration was to throw the ball against the wall, but cameramen aligned the wall of Estadio Azteca in Mexico City. Aiyuk nailed one cameraman near the groin.

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San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk, left, makes a touchdown catch during the first half of an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals Monday, Nov. 21, 2022, in Mexico City.
(AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

Once he knew what he did, Aiyuk was in disbelief. He and his 49ers teammates came over to check on the cameraman to make sure he was OK. He was and laughed off the error.

Aiyuk only had two catches for 20 yards – both of those catches happen to be touchdowns. It was the second two-score game of his career. He recorded his first multi-touchdown game in Week 6 against the Atlanta Falcons, according to the team’s website.

Brandon Aiyuk, #11 of the San Francisco 49ers, celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals during the third quarter at Estadio Azteca on Nov. 21, 2022 in Mexico City.
(Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

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The third-year receiver has a career-high six touchdowns this season. He also has 46 catches for 587 yards.

Garoppolo finished 20-for-29 with 228 passing yards and four touchdowns. Garoppolo’s two other touchdowns were thrown to George Kittle. The superstar tight end had four catches for 84 yards, leading the 49ers in the receiving. Deebo Samuel had a rushing touchdown.

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo reacts after tight end George Kittle scored a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Monday, Nov. 21, 2022, in Mexico City.
(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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San Francisco moved to 6-4 with the win. Arizona fell to 4-7.