Yep, yet another headline I never thought I’d type here at CFT.
First, the back story:
Earlier this month, Nebraska football player Jack Gangwish spied a raccoon on the side of the road and, as any normal person would do, decided to take a selfie with the woodland creature. Apparently camera-shy, however, the raccoon in turn bit the player in the calf. Gangwish’s response? A lethal blow with a wrench.
He knew the animal should be tested for rabies, so he grabbed a crescent wrench with the aim of subduing it. Things didn’t work out that way, unfortunately for the raccoon.
Gangwish said authorities are testing the raccoon carcass for rabies.
Gangwish does not have rabies, as it turns out. He does have a PR problem, though, as the organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has gotten involved. In a letter to NU athletic director Shawn Eichorst, PETA president Ingrid Newkirk called for the university to properly punish the cold-blooded coon murderer.
“It’s time for acts of cruelty to animals committed by players to be taken extremely seriously, and with violence in football culture now under the microscope, this is the time to address the issue,” Newkirk wrote, presumably while encased in a hyperbolic chamber.
The university has yet to respond to PETA’s calls for action.