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Deserei90
10-07-2011, 11:51 PM
By Heather MacWilliams http://t.co/58VGjkj8

9:24 p.m. EDT, October 7, 2011

Indianapolis

A local man was attacked because of what he was wearing.

"He went out for a bike ride and he was on his way home and he said some guy pulled up in a blue truck and said you need to take off that Pittsburgh jersey, you should be wearing a colts jersey and you need to go to hell," the victimís wife said.

What happened next had the victim, who doesnít want to be identified for fear of his life, riding for his life.

"The next thing that car was coming at him, he was trying to get away then he was airborne."

You could still the tire tracks Friday, from the truck which made an abrupt turn in order to run the victim down.

The next thing the victim knew, he was in Methodist Hospital suffering from severe injuries.

"His chin was broken; his jaw was dislocated on the left side so he has a plate in his chin. He has stitches in his head and under his nose.

"He has scars on his legs and his hands; you can't even touch his hands. It hurts just from touch. He has gravel in them too," his wife said.

His wife has a message for that Colts fan.

"For you to do something like that, you should think about the people in your family. If something like this happened in your family what would you do?"

She said she is actually praying for the suspect because she said when you are simply willing to take a man's life, it's no longer about football.

"We wear different jerseys, it doesn't matter. I could have lost my husband"

The suspect is still at large. We was driving a light pickup truck at 1 p.m. near the intersection of Madison and Stop Road 1. Anyone with any information is urged to call IMPD at (317) 262-TIPS

This is sad! I can't believe people actually take it this far. It just shows how some fans can hate a team or fanbase so much that they don't care who they can hurt. smh I wish the Fan a speedy recovery:tt03: I hope they found this asshole.

55BaileyFan
10-08-2011, 09:09 AM
I hate fans like that; just like those two Dodgers fans that beat that Giants fan into a coma. It is sports and you can love your team without going over board.

Wallabeast17
10-08-2011, 11:11 AM
Thats terrible! Hope he recovers well!..

tanda10506
10-08-2011, 01:58 PM
Wow, when I read the title I figured Baltimore or Boston, not Indy. That's horrible, I can't believe somebody would run somebody over with a car over a jersey. I hope the victim has a speedy recovery and hopefully someone will do society a favor and put a .45 up the suspects ass!

BossAus
10-08-2011, 04:44 PM
I live in Indiana and many of my friends are Colts fans. They get on my nerves, but nothing more. But when you actually go into Indy, I believe that the Colts have some of the trashiest fans in the league. Some of the things I've heard and seen in the city and in the stadium is appalling. And this is going there as a neutral third party not rooting against the Colts. This type of behavior is shocking though, prayers go out to the fan and his family, and hopefully the police can find the jackass who did it.

fer522
10-08-2011, 09:21 PM
what the f@@@ is wrong with people nowadays
that guy needs an ass whooping

RatbirdExtreme
10-08-2011, 10:33 PM
Wow, when I read the title I figured Baltimore or Boston, not Indy. That's horrible, I can't believe somebody would run somebody over with a car over a jersey. I hope the victim has a speedy recovery and hopefully someone will do society a favor and put a .45 up the suspects ass!

Sheesh. Baltimore? Really? I'd love to hear what you're basing that on. :mad:

However misguided you are about Baltimore, I pretty much agree with everything else you said. There are idiots everywhere.

ricardisimo
10-08-2011, 10:51 PM
I think it was WickedSteel who ran the guy over. The Steelers' reign is over, he just wants everyone to understand that.

Twentyvalve
10-08-2011, 10:51 PM
Hah. I live just outside of Baltimore. Many Ravens fans are the rudest, brash, self-righteous football fans I have ever encountered. True, every fan base has idiots, but many Ravens fans are out of control. Way out of proportion with other fan bases.

To put things in context, my in laws, who are die hard Ravens fans, wore Ravens to the cheap seats at Pittsburgh last year. And guess what, they were treated with respect. They even made the comment that they were surprised, and they would never wear a Pittsburgh jersey to a game in Baltimore.

You may be a Ravens fan with respect for the game and other fans, but you are in the minority. Have you been to Ravens forum? They hate on each other, other teams, and especially the Steelers. Name calling, trolling, and outright hostility. Very little of that in a Steelers forum; some but not to the extent of the Baltimore forums.



Sheesh. Baltimore? Really? I'd love to hear what you're basing that on. :mad:

However misguided you are about Baltimore, I pretty much agree with everything else you said. There are idiots everywhere.

tanda10506
10-08-2011, 11:10 PM
Hah. I live just outside of Baltimore. Many Ravens fans are the rudest, brash, self-righteous football fans I have ever encountered. True, every fan base has idiots, but many Ravens fans are out of control. Way out of proportion with other fan bases.

This^

And don't misunderstand me ratbird extreme, I'm not trying to lump you in with anybody like that, but Baltimore has the second highest murder/manslaughter rate in the country, and if your running somebody over with you truck, your trying to kill them. Combine the 2nd highest murder rate in the country with the general hatred between Steelers and Ravens fans, and the fact that a lot of the Ravens players act as if it's ok to behave like a thug, and you get Baltimore being the most obvious choice for something like that to happen.

ricardisimo
10-09-2011, 04:28 AM
You are correkt. Not good for fans be run over by automobiles. Not like that.

Bayz101
10-09-2011, 09:52 AM
That is awful, as well as the grammar, lol. I could see this from Baltimore fans, but Colts??

TRH
10-09-2011, 10:21 AM
Sheesh. Baltimore? Really? I'd love to hear what you're basing that on. :mad:

However misguided you are about Baltimore, I pretty much agree with everything else you said. There are idiots everywhere.

He's probably basing that on the numerous reports and studies, all within the last 2 or 3 years up to the present, that says Baltimore has one of the highest, if not THE highest, big city violent crime rate in the entire U.S.
So, while i don't hate Baltimore, i certainly understand why one would think that immediately.

Drizztbob
10-09-2011, 10:49 AM
I live just outside of Baltimore myself and have completely stopped going to Baltimore/Steeler games for this reason alone. I haven't been to a game here in 3 years because every single time I went, I would have some type of altercation, physical or otherwise. Even when a lot of the people I am with are Ravens fans. It gets ridiculous.

People need to step back and realize this is a friggin GAME, not gang colors.

I'm a die hard Steelers fan, but not literally.

Twentyvalve
10-09-2011, 04:39 PM
Well said. Especially when fans have no stock in the outcome of the game whatsoever, other than their $100 ticket, $100 jersey, and 7 $12 beers. They have no effect on the game whatsoever, but far too many fans act as if they play on the team.



QUOTE=Drizztbob;951639]I live just outside of Baltimore myself and have completely stopped going to Baltimore/Steeler games for this reason alone. I haven't been to a game here in 3 years because every single time I went, I would have some type of altercation, physical or otherwise. Even when a lot of the people I am with are Ravens fans. It gets ridiculous.

People need to step back and realize this is a friggin GAME, not gang colors.

I'm a die hard Steelers fan, but not literally.[/QUOTE]

Fire Arians
10-09-2011, 04:44 PM
stupid indy fans, i wonder how they feel now after their team just lost to kansas shitty lol

GMU Steeler
10-09-2011, 04:53 PM
Some fans take the game way too personally. I mean I hate the Pats and Ravens as much as the next person but attack someone for wearing their jersey or hat? No way in hell would I do that. I agree about Ravens fans though I think they're a lot of bark when it comes to it. I go to Ocean City, Maryland a lot and from what my cousin who lives there tells me they get a ton of tourists from the Pittsburgh area and I on occassion will wear my Steelers shirt or hat on the Boardwalk and I get shouted at. I was with my kid brother when it happened one time and he said he was going to shout back at them. Told him not to since the last thing I wanted was a fight over football. Besides I let our team's results over their team's do the talking most of the time. Ravens fans though really are a jealous bunch in my observation.

steelerchad
10-09-2011, 05:00 PM
I live in Indiana and many of my friends are Colts fans. They get on my nerves, but nothing more. But when you actually go into Indy, I believe that the Colts have some of the trashiest fans in the league. Some of the things I've heard and seen in the city and in the stadium is appalling. And this is going there as a neutral third party not rooting against the Colts. This type of behavior is shocking though, prayers go out to the fan and his family, and hopefully the police can find the jackass who did it.

eh. I went to the Sunday night game in Indy and we went to a bar early to watch the 1pm games and not a word was said to any of us. We went to a bar/restaurant pregame and no problems and then nothing at the game either. I would say of the 10 or so away venues I've been to Indy was the most tame of them all. I've seen our fans harrass visiting fans in Pittsburgh far worse than anything I saw in Indy. In fact, I didn't see one single incident at all.

MDSteel15
10-10-2011, 09:41 AM
Sheesh. Baltimore? Really? I'd love to hear what you're basing that on. :mad:

However misguided you are about Baltimore, I pretty much agree with everything else you said. There are idiots everywhere.

Baltimore fans for the most part are ok, but there are the usual Baltimorons!! And yes, I live in Maryland so I do see it all the time!!!