Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Attention: The Touchline is a Drug-Free Zone. Guns are Acceptable.

What you see above is NOT a soldier taking a relaxing break by playing some footy. No, my friends, that is the new kit for all youth teams in the Lubbock Soccer Association. Sure, it might make things difficult for the match officials to distinguish between teams if players on both clubs are wearing camo and body armor, but it's all about Safety First!

Last month, Melanie Hain had her concealed-carry gun license revoked when parents complained that her gun (not a euphemism) was clearly visible on her hip while she was watching her 5 year-old daughter's soccer match. On October 15th, common sense prevailed and the Lebanon County (PA) soccer (and gun-nut) mom had her license reinstated by a county judge.

Apparently having heard this patriotism-affirming ruling, Tye Burk (seen below) decided that he should bring his gun (for which he had a concealed-carry permit) to his child's soccer match at the Berl Huffman Athletic Complex in Lubbock, Texas.

In fact, Burke was so excited to be able to bring his gun to the game, that he demonstrated his enthusiasm by pointing his gun (again, not a euphemism) at the head of the coach's husband. It seems that at some point Burke became upset with his child's coach for an unknown reason (one would assume he was upset over playing time), and began yelling at the coach. The coach's husband, in turn, did not appreciate this and told Burke to pipe down. Tension escalated, and the husband pushed Burke, who responded in the rational manner and drew his weapon, pointing it at the husband's head. An off-duty prison guard tackled Burke before things got out of hand, and the pistolero was hauled off to the hoosegow.

Although this was only his first match of the season, Burke has started off poorly at 0-1 after failing to get a single shot on goal.


Bigus Dickus said...

Only in America. Good lord.

The Fan's Attic said...

Don't mess with Texas.

@Bigus: in the UK they would just stab people, right?

Andrew said...

The right to bear arms . . . EVERYWHERE!

Ibracadabra said...

Rob Styles showed the off-duty prison guard a Red Card for his vicious tackle.