Once the pictures spread online, many observers re-posted them and contextualized them as narrative of violent protesters terrorizing peaceful baseball fans. Soderberg, DeCarlo, and Goldblatt knew that was not the full picture, as Soderberg eventually explained in his story. At the time the pictures were spreading, there was some confusion about which "bag" posters were referring to. Soderberg and Goldblatt thought they were referring to the man's white bag—in the confusion of the moment, they hadn't realized there was another bag, a purse. They responded to people spreading the videos on social media that the woman had been trying to grab the man's white bag, because that's what they understood to be happening.