Some might call it a daring display of hardcore fandom. Others might call it a careless and dangerous lack of priorities. No matter which way you slice it, the story of the Penguins fan who would rather bleed from his head than miss Game 1 will likely alter your understanding of the term “diehard fan.”
As the Penguins battled the Columbus Blue Jackets in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs on Wednesday night, Pittsburgh police were responding to a call from the City of Steel Auto Detail shop, where a man had reportedly been stabbed in the head with a screwdriver.
This is legit.
Read until the end.
What a Pens fan. pic.twitter.com/nkNo9aQKzw
— Colin Dunlap (@colin_dunlap) April 13, 2017
The 43-year-old victim — who was revealed to be the owner of the auto body shop — told police he had gotten into a heated argument with a 25-year-old male. The altercation came to a boil when the younger man reportedly stabbed the victim in the skull with a sharp tool, The Guardian reports.
In what can only be described as a macho attempt to stay loyal to his team, the victim refused treatment from paramedics, according to the officers. He ensured that he would drive himself to the hospital when the game was over, and he did, without missing a single second of Pittsburgh’s 3-1 win over Columbus.
There are diehard fans, and then there’s this guy.
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