The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Christopher Middleton and Corey Adams watched Saturday's NFC playoff game at an Applebee's in Duluth, Ga. When they cheered for the 49ers, Donald Ray Ayro, a New Orleans Saints fan who was eating good in the neighborhood took offense and exchanged words with Middleton and Adams.
"The only thing me and my buddy said was, we were excited that the 49ers scored," Adams said. "It was only one touchdown."
Ayro paid for his food and told Adams and Middleton that he would be back for them. Adams brushed it off, until Ayro made good on his promise, confronted the two in the parking lot, and allegedly shot them. Adams was grazed by the bullet, and Middleton was hit in the abdomen and is in critical condition.
Not long after the shooting, police arrested Ayro and charged him with two counts of aggravated assault, being a felon in possession of a firearm and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.
During the regular season, a mother choked her daughter because she was upset about the Packers loss. In baseball, a Giants fan suffered brain damage after being beaten by Dodgers fans.
People. It's just a game. It's a wonderful, exciting game that we build our lives around, but nonetheless, it's just a game. Let's stop hurting each other over it, and enjoy it in peace, OK?
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