Man Shot for Being Crimson Tide Fan?


The joy of Alabama’s 38-17 victory over LSU on Saturday was short-lived for one Crimson Tide fan.

Early Sunday morning, Tuscaloosa police responded to a shooting at a local Shell gas station during which a 30-year-old male suffered non-life threatening gunshot wounds to both legs. According to the victim, two unknown suspects were taunting him about being an Alabama fan.

After the taunts escalated into a physical altercation, one of the suspects produced a firearm. The victim retrieved a gun from his car, at which point the suspect with the gun struck him in the leg. The victim returned fire, after which the two suspects fled the scene.

Sadly, incidents following LSU-Alabama games have become quite common. A fight between fans of the two teams left a pair of Tigers fans dead in 2008, while the “Alabama Teabagger” following the 2012 BCS title game was recently sentenced to two years in prison.


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