You know it happens, but it’s still disturbing to be reminded of it: News came across the wires Friday that a cook and Seahawks fan in the Seattle suburb of Port Orchard, Wash. allegedly spit in a burger ordered by a customer wearing Steelers gear. From the Kitsap Sun:
Deputies said the 37-year-old man in Steelers garb took his daughters to a Mile Hill Drive fast food restaurant Saturday evening, and “began trading friendly barbs about his team and their victory over the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XL,” reports said.
One employee told the man that he’d “better not say that to the guy that’s making your food,” but the man thought it was a joke, reports said.
That is, until he opened his “clamshell-style” hamburger container and discovered what he called a “loogie” on his hamburger.
The manager, hilariously, told Kitsap County sheriff’s deputies his 24-year-old employee might just have hawked something into the food. What the deputies were hoping to find in the way of evidence of the crime when they searched his home, we couldn’t tell you, but they found some marijuana when they got there, and brought the guy in.
The man also confessed to spitting in the 37-year-old’s hamburger container to “gross him out … because he was a Steelers fan,” deputies said.
With a new sports season just starting and a lot of old rivalries coming back into the spotlight, we’re here to remind diners to keep it civil and maybe wear neutral colors if you’re in enemy territory, at least while picking up short-order food. It’s not right that a few disgruntled sports fans/kitchen employees play like that, but you’d be naive if you thought they didn’t.
Cook Accused of Spitting on Fan’s Burger [AP]
Seahawks Fan — and Fast Food Cook — Arrested for Spitting on Steeler Fan’s Burger [Kitsap Sun]
Opening Day 2008 [MLB]
Photo: The Hamburger Method Of Criticism [N8tip]