Sometimes sports fans can get a little out of control. Yelling at the TV, throwing things across the room, getting skull tattoos of their favorite team. You get the idea. But taping your kid down and forcing him to wear a jersey? That's just crazy.
Upset that his 7-year-old son wouldn't wear a Green Bay Packers jersey during the team's playoff victory Saturday, a man restrained the boy for an hour with tape and taped the jersey onto him.
Mathew Kowald was cited for disorderly conduct in connection with the incident with his son at their home in Pardeeville, Lt. Wayne Smith of the Columbia County Sheriff's Department said. Pardeeville is about 30 miles north of Madison.
The boy refused to wear the jersey Saturday, when the Packers beat the Seattle Seahawks in a playoff game, Smith said. Smith said the incident sounded strange when reported at first, but the mother took pictures with her cell phone and that type of evidence is difficult to dispute.
Of course the father is trying to play it off as a joke, but the mother has taken out a restraining order against him so there is probably a little history of domestic issues here.
Oh well, it's got to beat hanging out with Mark Chmura in a hot tub.
Note-There's been no mention of what player's jersey it was, but imagining that it was an Aaron Rodgers jersey just makes it that much more humorous.