Football games are wonderful, and we love watching football in the comfort of our own homes. Going to football games, however, is a whole different beast. It requires patience and an ability to block out all the shenanigans that occur when people get drunk and stupid at sporting events. These days, you’d be lucky to attend a football game (NFL or college) without seeing some kind of massive fight break out in the stands, or a tailgate encounter between two opposing fanbases. It’s ugly, and it’s the worst part of sports.
On Saturday, there was an altercation at the Ole Miss-LSU game between a man and several police officers. He was arrested in particularly violent fashion and hauled off to jail. That’s when things got a little hairy. Here’s his wife, Holly Barnes, detailing what happened on her Facebook page:
“My husband, a two time Veteran of the US Army National Guard, was wrongfully assaulted on campus during the Ole Miss vs LSU game by a POLICE OFFICER. He was hit twice in the face and then arrested. THEY DID NOT GIVE HIM MEDICAL ATTENTION. Four hours later once he posted bail, he asked his friends to take him to the ER. He was diagnosed with a concussion, fractures to his orbital wall and maxillary sinus and contusions to the tissues of his eyes. This all stemmed because the officers thought he did something that someone a few rows up did and blamed him and his friends. I’m disappointed in the University police department and the Oxford police department for letting this happen. YOU ARE NOT ABOVE THE LAW. THIS IS NOT OK. Please help us get justice by calling out this police officer! I want his NAME AND BADGE!”