It’s a popular saying (or warning) that you don’t mess with Texas. And it also seems that you don’t mess with a Dallas Cowboys fan, or more importantly, his car flag - unless you’re cruising for a bruising.
(Cowboys motorist warns: You touch-a my flag, I break-a you face)
But one gentleman in Washington must not have been given this advice. Yesterday evening, a pedestrian who was crossing the street in downtown D.C. noticed the flag flying from a car stopped in traffic. So the guy did what any Redskins fan would do when seeing a symbol of their hated NFC East rival invading their territory - he grabbed the flag, took it off the car, threw it to the ground, and continued walking across the street.
And that was that, right? Wrong, pardner.
The riled Cowboys fan got out of his car, approached the flag swiper … and slugged him right in the face.
The WASHINGTON POST punches up more details:
One witness said she saw a “big tall man walk up to this guy and hit him across the head.” Then, she said, the tall man “got back in his car and drove off.”
She said that the motorist “just hit the man and walked off” and that he picked up an object from the ground, which might have been the flag.
And how did the flag snatcher react to the attack?
The man who was hit fell and struck his head on the sidewalk, she said. Ringed by the concerned and the curious, the man lay facedown on the pavement.
“He was out cold for a good five minutes or so,” the witness said.
Police added that the man was taken and treated for a bruised forehead, and probably also for a bruised ego.
Of course, Dallas’ NBC station couldn’t be prouder of the mad motorist, as detailed in their own article on the story entitled “D.C. Cowboys Fan Knocks Out Hater“.
So any carpooling for the Nov. 22 & Dec. 27 games is out of the question?