The Red River Shootout just went straight to the top. An Oklahoma fan has been charged with assault for attacking a man who wore a Longhorns t-shirt into a bar. That probably happens a lot, you're thinking. Two guys cheering for rivals get into a silly fight drunk at a bar. Right, but does one nearly lose his scrotum?
Thomas said Beckett, whom he had never met, called him "everything under the sun" for wearing a Longhorns T-shirt into the bar. He said he and his friend sat at a table in the corner and tried to ignore the other man, but the other man kept screaming at him. Thomas said he decided he'd had enough after about 20 minutes of Beckett's abuse so he went to the bar to pay his tab. When he turned around, he said Beckett grabbed his crotch and refused to let go.Note to self: do not; I repeat, DO NOT wear anything remotely burnt orange when traveling through Oklahoma. Screw it, just don't even visit Oklahoma.
Thomas hit the other man several times before several bar patrons intervened, but Thomas said Beckett didn't let go until Thomas heard his scrotum tear and blood ran down his leg.
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