OK, at the beginning of football season (Go Bengals!), one fan found out that some folks in Oklahoma takes their Sooners way too seriously. Evidently a guy walked into a bar wearing a Texas Longhorn t-shirt and..

According to police, 32-year-old Texas fan Brian Christopher Thomas walked into Henry Hudson’s Pub on June 17 wearing a Longhorns T-shirt and quickly became the focus of football “trash talk” from another regular, 53-year-old Oklahoma fan Allen Michael Beckett.

Thomas told police that when he decided to leave and went to the bar to pay his tab, Beckett grabbed him in the crotch, pulled him to the ground and wouldn’t let go, even as bar patrons tried to break it up. When the two men were separated, Thomas looked down and realized the extent of his injuries. [excerpted from Fox News]

Evidently, it took 60 stitches to close the wound. and even more shocking, is that some Oklahoma fans feel the guy got what he deserved:

“I’ve actually heard callers on talk radio say that this guy deserved what he got for wearing a Texas T-shirt into a bar in the middle of Sooner country,” said Irven Box, an attorney in this city 20 miles from Oklahoma’s campus in Norman.

And to top it all off, the accused is a church deacon, who disputes witness accounts of the attacks and said he did it in self defense!

Yikes! What does this guy do to church members who really fall off the wagon? And what is he doing in a bar anyway?

Fox Story here.

NBC news account here.