Using Headphones as a Deadly Weapon

Soccer fans can be weird. From Saturday’s Globe and Mail:

An Ottawa professional soccer team says one of its players was attacked on an Air Canada flight, but is expected to play tonight.

Graeme Ivory, a spokesperson with the Ottawa Fury FC soccer club, said a passenger reached over his seat, without provocation, and “attempted to strangle one of our players with the cord of his headphones.”

The incident occurred on an Air Canada flight from Toronto to Atlanta on Friday about 30 minutes before landing.

The player, forward Oliver Minatel, wasn’t injured, Roy said, but was shaken up.

Read the whole story here.


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