How Not To Handle A Lions Loss

Football can be a very angering game at times, especially when your favorite team is losing and/or on the wrong side of some bad calls. Detroit Lions fans unfortunately had to experience both of those things earlier this month in the playoffs when the New Orleans Saints won and advanced to the divisional round. During that game, one Lions fan, who has the same name as Saints head coach Sean Payton (just with a differently spelled first name), got so angry that he made the stupid decision to call in a bomb threat to the Superdome. From The Times-Picayune:

A few minutes after tight end Jimmy Graham caught a Drew Brees touchdown pass to extend the Saints lead to 24-14 in the third quarter, the Superdome's Gate F reception desk received a threatening call at 9:12 p.m., according to an FBI affidavit filed in federal court Wednesday.

"I will blow up your building," a man said after confirming that he had reached the Superdome, which was jammed with a capacity crowd of more than 73,000.

But wait, there's more:

As the Saints continued lighting up the scoreboard, a second threatening call came in at 10:03 p.m., with a message intended for Saints coach Sean Payton, according to the affidavit by FBI agent Dawn Hofmann, a member of the agency's Joint Terrorism Task Force.

"Hi, I want you to relay a message to the sideline. If your stupid Southern team keeps winning, there will be reper...severe consequences. OK?" a man said after a failed Lions onside kick set the Saints up for a short touchdown drive that would ice the game.

I suppose the bright side is he didn't punch a woman like one angry Lions fan did earlier in the season after a loss, but man, it takes a special kind of stupid to overreact to a football game like that.

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