The first game of the season pitting former Packer Brett Favre now allied with the Minnesota Vikings against his former teammates at home in Green Bay's Lambeau Field did not go well as Favre was immediately accosted by irate Packer fans and crucified on a goalpost when he appeared.
Packer fans, known for their intense loyalty to their hometown team, where incensed upon learning earlier in the year that Favre had signed on with their traditional enemies the Vikings. Favre had no sooner entered the field to play in the first game of the season between the two teams when a roaring 'Boo' echoed through the stadium followed by hundreds of green and yellow clad fans bounding down to the field and hoisting the unfortunate Favre over their heads.
His Viking uniform was torn from him and he was beaten to a color more resembling the Cincinnati Bengals uniform. His Viking teammates tried to intercede, but the fury of the Packer fans soon reduced them to sniveling bruised lumps crawling back to their locker room for protection.
The incident, photographed live on television, had to be yanked off the air due to its graphic content much like Janet Jackson's boob incident had been. The footage has become an instant You Tube phenomena however.
Homeland Security will not investigate the matter as they say it is a domestic dispute. The FBI refuses to investigate as they know well the ferocity that angered Packer fans would subject them to. The lynching will probably go unavenged and go on to mark a sad day in Wisconsin history, although measures have already been passed in the Wisconsin Congress to mark it an official 'Traitor Favre Day' in memory of the debacle, much like Guy Fawkes Day in England.
Had he signed on with the Bears there would surely have been a second Great Chicago Fire.