Sometimes football fans take things more seriously than the actual players do. We’ve seen this when entire cities riot after a heartbreaking loss. However, one incident by tailgaters at the Dallas Cowboys – New England Patriots game this weekend may just takes things to the next level.
The Cowboys’ season hasn’t gotten off to the best of starts. Since their dominant performance over the Philadelphia Eagles in week 2, and injuries which have been suffered by their top two players, Dez Bryant and Tony Romo, the team appears to be going nowhere fast.
Coming into week 5 of the season, the Cowboys brought in a 2-2 record and were facing the NFL powerhouse New England Patriots. The game didn’t go nearly as well as Cowboys fans had hoped, with the Patriots putting a 30-6 romping on the lifeless team. However, to make matters worse, tailgaters after the game put on a much more pitiful performance of their own when a fight ensued outside of AT&T Stadium.
Two men evidently got into a ruckus, with one man pulling a gun on the other. He put the gun to his victim’s head, as dozens of fans looked on. Instead of trying to talk this man out of harming his victim, the Cowboys fans instead egged him on, asking him to pull the trigger. Unfortunately the suspect listened to people encouraging him to shoot, as he pulled the trigger, sending a bullet through the head of his victim.
Unfortunately he did, perhaps due to the encouragement of the Cowboys’ fans on hand.
The victim was immediately transported to the hospital with “life-threatening injuries”, and has since been flown by helicopter to the Fort Worth hospital for treatment. Arlington police spokesman Christopher Cook said that the cause of the fight was not known quite yet, but there were plenty of witnesses who should provide more insight as to exactly what happened. The shooter was caught and is now in custody.