After the AFC Championship Game loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, one Tennessee Titans fan pulled a gun on and threatened to kill employees of a barbershop in Nashville.
As a fan, there’s a right way to handle a tough loss like the Tennessee Titans suffered at the hands of the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game on Sunday, then there’s the wrong way.
Or in this case, the very wrong way.
According to a police report shared by WSMV News 4, a man named Timothy L. Douglas allegedly pulled a gun out in a barbershop in Nashville and threatened to kill the people inside.
Victims claim that Douglas was angry because of the Titans’ 35-24 loss to the Chiefs in the AFC title game this past Sunday.
"Officers spoke with two victims who said that Timothy L. Douglas is a frequent customer at the barbershop and that he approached the store in an aggressive manner holding up his middle finger. One of the victims said Douglas came in and was angry with the final score of the Titans vs. Chiefs NFL game.Douglas reportedly pulled a gun on the other victim who had walked into the barbershop after him and put the gun in his face saying “I don’t play, and I’ll kill everyone of you,” before he left the store."
Thankfully nobody was hurt.
Douglas was arrested and charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and felony weapon possession. Douglas was also convicted for felony probation violations in 2004 and 2006. His bond is $70,000.
Why any fan would take out their frustration like this over a loss in a game is beyond comprehension. It’s one thing to be a fan of a team, but to take it to this level is an entirely different thing.
It’s also puzzling because, despite the loss, fans should be happy about what was ultimately a successful season, which is exactly how the vast majority of Titans fans see it.
After a 2-4 start, Tennessee was able to turn things around and make an improbable run to the AFC Championship Game, the franchise’s first since 2002. It’s a run that not even the most optimistic Titans fan thought they could make.
Clearly this man didn’t see the bright side of things, though.