|Dallas' last loss caused one fan to take up arms. (Getty Images)|
By Ryan Wilson
Like most fans, Derek Woodrow wasn't interested in watching the post-game festivities after his favorite team, the Dallas Cowboys, lost to the New York Giants last Sunday. So after his nephew Larry McAllister refused to change the channel, Woodrow got angry.
But unlike virtually everybody else on the planet, Woodrow, of Rock Hill, South Carolina, didn't unplug the television or leave the room or take a long walk to blow off steam. Nope, instead the 44-year-old allegedly starting throwing punches before trying to beat his nephew with a frying pan and an umbrella. (Hey, when conventional weapons aren't handy you have to improvise.)
According to McAllister, Woodrow got in his face and began screaming. When McAllister asked his uncle to get out of his face, Woodrow threw him to the ground and began punching him in -- you guessed it -- the face.
McAllister says he escaped Woodrow's townhouse but his uncle gave chase.
“Larry stated that he told [Woodrow] to stop chasing him and Derek kept trying to assault him with the frying pan and the umbrella,” police stated in the police report (via CBS Charlotte).
McAllister, who gave up six inches and more than 100 pounds to the 6-4, 285 Woodrow, used a pocket knife to cut his uncle across the abdomen. According to the police report, Woodrow was taken to a local medical facility to treat his injuries while McAllister refused medical treatment on the scene.
The police determined that McAllister was acting in self-defense. Woodrow, on the other hand, faces third-degree assault and battery charges.
Certainly scary, but it could've been much, much worse. During the 2010 World Cup, a South African man was beaten to death by his family when he tried to change the television from religious programming to a soccer match.
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