The Wayne Chrebet-jersey wearing Jets superfan seen on video punching a female Patriots fan after Sunday's game has been identified as Long Island resident Kurt Paschke. The 38-year-old has a notorious past: He served three years in prison for the 1992 fatal stabbing of another teen in a Sayville pizza parlor. But his mom and dad insist Paschke was not the aggressor in Sunday's incident: His dad tells Newsday, "They started punching him and he was concerned about my wife. He was defending his mother and himself."

The Post reports, "Paschke, who was 17 at the time, was originally charged with murder but ultimately convicted of the lesser charge. In a bizarre twist, he became best pals with Marty Tankleff behind bars, according to a tome on Tankleff’s own infamous crime. Tankleff was convicted in the brutal 1988 killing of his wealthy parents and then freed after his sentence was overturned in 2008." Paschke was sentenced in 1995 and said, "I am deeply sorry. I can honestly say I never sought the confrontation, but when it came, I did what I had to do."

The victim, Henri Ferrer, was also 17 and the Daily News reports that his family is furious that Paschke's violent tendencies are back in the news, "They have long believed that Paschke, who was 17 at the time of the fatal fight, was allowed to plea to a lesser crime and given just three years in prison because his father, also named Kurt, was a Suffolk County cop." Ferrer's father Robert Ferrer said, "He murdered my son, and he got a minimum sentence for killing a 17-year-old boy. He got away with it because his father is a sergeant."

Paschke's parents spoke at length with the Post. His mother, who was at the game, explained what happened:

“There was a group of Patriots fans antagonizing our friends the whole game … They were drunk and out of control,’’ Colleen Paschke said. “Our friends were in the same row and, for instance, they were even making fun of a girl because she just gotten braces.

“As my son and I were leaving, the group came charging from behind and said ‘Let’s get them,’ ” she said. “They push through us to get to his friends and start throwing punches. My son wanted to break it up.

“Then the girl [on the video] was throwing three punches at my son … and with that, my son is just trying to protect himself and me. One girl was putting her middle finger in face, saying, ‘F— you!’ to me,’’ Paschke’s mom said. “The girl who was bleeding took the blood and threw it in my face.

His dad added, "They’re making him out to be animal. He’s very upset about this," and further told Newsday, "If you look at the video, you'll see that my son was being dragged back by several people who had Patriots jerseys on."

Paschke has not been arrested for the football altercation yet. It's been suggested there might be a counter-complaint against the female fan, Jaclyn Nugent. Still, Robert Ferrer had harsh words for his son's killer, “I wrote the judge a letter that this guy is going to kill again. He killed for no reason. He went out of his way to get a knife to stab my son. My son was involved in a fist fight, and he went out to get a knife and stabbed my son. They were the same age. They were the same size. He had no business killing my son."