The bad press for the Kansas City Chiefs and their fans just keeps rolling in.
Ronald L. Hall, a 65-year-old man from Lee’s Summit, MO, has been charged with shooting his son’s friend in the face with a shotgun while the men were watching the Chiefs get trounced by the Bengals.
Hall’s son told police everyone at the gathering had been drinking and trading insults as they watched the game.
He also told police his father was ill-tempered and mean and his disposition had gotten worse in the last year, according to court documents.
Hall often became angry during the banter and that was the case Sunday.
His son told police his father threatened to shoot people in the past, but had never done so, court documents state.
Hall’s son and the victim were outside the house when a loud noise rang out.
The victim fell to the ground with a shotgun wound to his face.
Hall refused to come out of the house when police arrived. Officers evacuated houses in the neighborhood and were able to remove a two-month-old baby in the house with him.
When your football team is a national punchline, you kind of have to expect this kind of thing. Not the people will start shooting one another in the face while watching your games (they tend to shoot THEMSELVES in the face, not others) but that bad press is going to follow you like the plague.
The Chiefs, who now have a reputation for stinking at football and their fans, who now have a reputation for cheering for an injured player thanks to RT Eric Winston’s media rant earlier this season, are now developing a reputation for getting their fans killed. Just last weekend we brought you a story of a family that partially blamed their loved one’s death on the Chiefs in said loved one’s obituary in the Kansas City Star.
Things are ugly in KC and it doesn’t appear as though relief is coming any time soon.