October 25, 2012

NC Moosehead Bar & Grill: New Low From Panther Fans To Marine Wounded in Afghanistan: 'Stop Using Your Wheelchair As A Crutch'..

Marine Garrett Carnes of Mooresville, North Carolina pictured with family members including mom Rhonda, far left, and wife Courtney, far right

Why is this in a UK paper and not here? If it is then excuse my PO'd dismay at our MFM.

A U.S. Marine who lost both his legs in Afghanistan was forced to leave a Charlotte restaurant with his family after local football fans hurled vile abuse at them for wearing Dallas Cowboys jerseys.

Marine Garrett Carnes, of Mooresville, North Carolina attended Sunday’s Carolina Panthers’ game against the Cowboys with his wife Courtney, their parents, and friends Brett and Nicole Coburn.

After the game, which the Cowboys won 19-14, the group stopped at the Moosehead Grill for dinner. Several members of the party, including Garrett Carnes, were proudly wearing their Dallas Cowboys jerseys.

Carnes, who is still undergoing treatment for his wounds at a Washington-area hospital, told them he was a veteran who had lost his legs in Afghanistan.

The situation quickly deteriorated and according to witnesses the two parties almost came to blows after one of the Panthers fans approached Carnes in a threatening manner.

Carnes and his family were asked to leave the restaurant to diffuse the situation.

Panther fans were clearly out of line, big time. Beside, the restaurant staff making them leave? This is one restaurant I don't care to visit, ever.

h/t Duh_Progressives

Update: The owner of the restaurant is "heartbroken". OK, why was the Marine and his family asked to leave then? Pfffft, spare me.

By Stable Hand at 06:40 PM | Comments |