A NJ priest has been arrested after he allegedly pointed a musket at an 8-year-old boy and threatened him because the child was rooting against the Giants. Which, yeah, that sounds like a Giants fan alright.
Father Kevin Carter, a 54-year-old priest at St. Margaret of Cortona Roman Catholic Church in Little Ferry, has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child and aggravated assault by pointing a firearm for the incident.
According to NBC, the priest allegedly approached the child before Mass services at the church on September 13th. Prosecutors say that Carter asked to see him in one of the rectory rooms, where he then retrieved a musket and pointed it at him. "As he raised his weapon and pointed it at the boy, he said, 'I'm going to shoot you,'" Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli told NBC.
The whole thing was apparently sparked because Carter was upset that the child was going to root for the Cowboys instead of the Giants in their NFL season opener. "The young boy was apparently a fan of a particular football team, the priest was not. So perhaps we have indication it started out as that," said Molinelli. "There's no such thing as joking around with a weapon when you're dealing with an 8-year-old kid."
While investigating the allegations, cops found the weapon, a functioning Civil War-style musket, as well as gunpowder, ammunition and other associated items for the gun.
The Giants, of course, lost that game 27-26, so maybe that's a sign that God doesn't like it when his authorized representatives on Earth (jokingly or not) threaten children over stupid football grudges.