Sports fan 'repeatedly punched police horse' after being thrown out of Philadelphia Eagles stadium

Samuel Osborne
Taylor Hendricks, 22, has been charged with aggravated assault, trespassing and taunting a police animal: Philadelphia Police Department

A man has been charged with assault after being accused of repeatedly punching a police horse in the face.

Police say Taylor Hendricks, 22, was ejected from a Philadelphia Eagles playoff game against the Atlanta Falcons because he was intoxicated and didn’t have a ticket.

Hendricks then approached a mounted police officer and started punching a horse named Nicky in the face, head and shoulder.

Police say some blows landed on the officer’s legs.

Court records indicate Hendricks is charged with aggravated assault, trespassing and taunting a police animal.

Police say the horse and the officer weren’t injured.

The Eagles won the game 15-10.