The 49ers’ 42-19 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday included a lot of high points, but there was also one poor point involving players and a security guard.
Linebacker Dre Greenlaw of the 49ers and senior advisor to the general manager and top security officer Dom DiSandro of the Eagles got into an argument.
When Greenlaw and the Philadelphia Eagles chief of security came into contact during the third quarter, both players were dismissed from the game. Greenlaw pushed DiSandro in the face after DiSandro placed his hand on him and gave him a little shove.
Dre Greenlaw was called for a personal foul after this interaction with Eagles security staffer Dom DiSandro. Both were ejected from the game.
— ESPN (@espn) December 3, 2023
After Greenlaw was sent out, Shanahan was clearly furious, and he spoke with Big Dom about the game afterwards.
“Oh, yeah. That’s why I tried my hardest not to lose my mind,” Shanahan said. “Hopefully I didn’t embarrass myself too bad. I didn’t get to see it all from where I’m at, but when I start hearing people explain it to me and stuff and I just can’t believe someone not involved in a football game can taunt our players like that and put their hands in our guy’s face. And from what I was told, Dre did it back to him, and I was told that he kind of mashed him in the face a little bit, so he got ejected.”
“I just can’t believe someone not involved in a football game can taunt our players like that and put their hand in our guy’s face.”
Kyle Shanahan on the incident with Dre Greenlaw and Eagles Security Officer Dom DiSandro:
"I just can't believe someone not involved in a football game can taunt our players like that and put their hand in our guy's face." pic.twitter.com/PJcID8ycPx
— KNBR (@KNBR) December 4, 2023
The audience and the Eagles were enthused by the altercation, and shortly after, they scored a touchdown to narrow their lead to 21-13. But after it, the 49ers outscored the Eagles 21–6 to win the game handily.
Big Dom might not have a job in the league since he neglected to mention that part of his responsibilities as head of security do not involve breaking up conflicts on the field.
DiSandro is in his 25th season with the Eagles, but if the league decides to intervene and penalize him, nobody knows if he will play in a 26th.