Probably how many of us felt last night (clck to embiggen):
Michigan fan maced at Beaver Stadium
That's about right.
Making a mental note to posbang you for all eternity once they start existing again
This thread should be titled "John Belushi Maced at Beaver Stadium"
he looks nothing like John Belushi... at all
Sorry, Josh must need to get his lense's adjusted
Had he sat through the whole game, he may have clawed his own eyes out instead.
How about Tom Brady? 1:13 left and led an 80 yard drive to thump the Saints! Hey, there is one positive thing with Michigan Football.... kinda......... ok it does not help the sheer numbness that has been pumped threw my veins since last night..
Oh well... Go Brady!
Tommy Fuckin Brady
you are shitting me? I turned it off after the pick and told my wife it always feels like Michigan lost when Brady loses
How on earth did he pull that off (rhetorical, I will go read online)
Sports aren't for everyone.
I actually maced myself...
I didn't need to. I watched the game.
It was weird. I sat there rocking back and forth, wiping tears from my eyes, and punching myself in the face for a good two hours.
Jeebus, do you really need to put the mace can 2mm from the dude's eye?
I'm sure he deserved it, but what ever happened to just tackling a dude? Especially with other people in range of that shit.
He was trying to start fights with people around him, so the state polices were asked to escort him out. The gentleman refused, started to swing at the police and hence they maced him.
The reason the can is so close to his face is because there are other people around. At the end of the day, tazer probably would have been a better way to go here if they had that option.
only problem with that logic is that they could have done serious damage to the guy's eyes by spraying too close like that.
definitely right that tazer would have been a better option.
FYI, he got it from 2 cops. Once in each eye. I witnessed it from the sideline and got photos of it. He definitely was not being compliant though.
That's probably pretty symbolic for how every Michigan fan felt last night.
I still can't see.
Is it Seth?
He deserved it.
UFR: Looks pretty harsh and perhaps unnecessary.
I actually know the guy from the UCONN game and it is definitely not the same guy.
What are the possibilities that this guy was being a gigantic asshole and/or resisting the cops, even when cuffed?
My guess: high.
Doesn't mean it isn't (likely) unreasonable force, but if they're macing him even with the cuffs, it's probable he did something wrong.
EDIT: Just saw the Deadspin update. Moral of the story: Don't be an asshole. Especially in an opposing stadium.
In the picture it looks like he is already cuffed when he got maced. Seems like it wasn't really necessary at that point, but hard to tell what is happening from a picture. Whatever he did prior to that point shouldn't matter, the mace ought to be used to get him under control, not get revenge.
Dude still had a better night than Al Borges
He had the right idea......but gotta execute better than that. Damn young fans
You know, if you don't want to watch the game you can just turn around. Blinding oneself seems a bit excessive.
He probably killed his father and slept with his mother.
Nice. I like it
Did anyone consider that this gentleman may have asked to be maced rather than watch another outside zone run on 1st down?
So PSU cops are aggressive with this kind of thing but....
He didn't have to sit through 4OT's of crapping the bed.
After reading the Deadspin article, I realized that I had made the same mistake one of the commenters there did in that I first thought that this guy was macing himself, which would have been interesting and admittedly, something I might have been tempted to do to myself throughout overtime last night.
Lucky him. Probably less painful than watching the rest of that game.
I hope he's an MGoBlogger and posts his CSB.
Mace me bro.
I wish I had that option last night
I get irritated at an opposing team's fan when they politely cheer on their team in a U of M venue. I can't imagine what dealing with this ass clown must've been like for PSU fans.
Ford would be proud knowing a fan this classy would choose to don his jersey.
Ford was #48.
#47 was Bennie Oosterbaan.
enlighten us as to the rationale for macing someone already in handcuffs when you outnumber the person 3+ to 1?
From all accounts he was a dick & deserved to be arrested, but seriously?
How is this different from just handcuffing him and then pulling out your nightsticks and beating him until his eyes bleed?
Sit on him, zip tie his ankles, and haul the asshole out like a side of beef.
The danger to other fans, fellow officers, and excessive injury lawsuits doesn't seem worth the risk.
I don't really give a hoot if guys like this get pepper sprayed/maced. If you act according to the rules and strictures of society, then you won't be asked to leave in the first place. If you resist the orders of law enforcement, then all bets are off. There ought to be repercussions for behavior that he was likely exhibiting, and getting maced is one of them.
that you would give a hoot if any of these cops (rastling a guy with only one hand in order to administer a pepper spraying) sprayed you, your wife, or your kids inadvertently when simply tackling, pinning & cuffing would do minimal harm to the offender, and any bystanders.
I haven't seen/heard any evidence that it was an issue.
I would also be upset if the guy kept struggling and kicked my wife or kids in the process. Or if throughout the process, he knocked someone down who fell onto my wife or kids.
Lots of things can happen.
There are always questions and uncertainty but the mace from two different officers seems to be overkill. I can only imagine being maced while handcuffd would send my body into spasms that could have otherwise been controlled. Seems like the guy undoubtedly deserved to be arrested. Luckily, I plan on never finding myself in this situation.
Talk about someone who needs to get some perspective on their fandom/general demeaner/outlook on life. I hope this guy had some time to think in jail.
Geez. I thought I felt bad today after making the trek (awesome by the way) and losing like that and having to come home and come to grips that we aren't that good. Imagine this guy finding out from jail that Michigan lost and how much that has to hurt.
Seems like this guy was an ass and deserved to be arrested and taken out but holy hell. Seems to be a bit overkill and I would be interested to hear what any law enforcement officers would have to say about this.
You got the mace but not a single shot of the puke behind Michigan's bench? We've got several more articles coming up on this game and need some lead photos. I could have used some barf.
piece of shit football game.
What a fool.
I was at the game - PSU Homecoming, great weather after 24 hours of rain, and most everyone in a good mood and friendly while tailgating and later inside the stadium. Didn't observe mace-worthy fans at all.
The two previous Michigan visits, both of which started at 8:00 PM, were a slightly different story: it looked like that extra three hours meant three more to drink.