A football fan’s anger over wide receiver Antonio Brown‘s signing with the New England Patriots got truly frightening over the weekend when he threatened a mass shooting at Gillette Stadium.
Antonio Brown became the NFL’s most-hated player this summer over his childish behavior with the Oakland Raiders, which culminated in his release and eventual — if not predictable — signing with the defending Super Bowl champion Patriots. The story incited a lot of anger around the league, and a Giants fan in Rhode Island threatened a mass shooting at Sunday’s Patriots game.
44-year-old Tobias Gray wrote, “Since the Patriots signed Antonio Brown I’m going to pull a white boys school shooting at Foxboro… If I ever get my hands on a gun, which I don’t have one yet but I’m looking, I will go shoot up random people at Foxboro.”
Gray wore a Giants jersey in court yesterday for his arraignment. His lawyer argued that he wasn’t serious about the threat and just had an emotional reaction to Brown’s signing. (Fox News)
- Sports fans get too emotional over stuff.
- He probably was just angry and not serious about a mass shooting, but you can’t make threats like this and not expect to be arrested.
- You’d expect a Raiders fan to make a threat like that after the way Brown treated them this summer. Not a Giants fan.
- Settle down, football fans. It’s just a game.