by Daveda Gruber:
A threat was made by a man from Texas man to kill members of the Pittsburgh Steelers and the team’s fans.
The alleged threats were made by Yuttana Choochongkol, 30.
The man has been arrested.
He made the threats in communications to a Pittsburgh television station and to the security director at Heinz Field, the Steelers’ home stadium.
In the message the author says he intends to kill himself too.
One part of a message said, “The Steelers game will be packed, and that’s when I plan on killing Steelers football players and fans before taking my own pitiful life.”
“After all, what does a person that is going to commit suicide have to lose? Absolutely nothing. So why not take out some million dollar Steelers players before me? Sounds like a good idea. Hahahahahah”
Law enforcement authorities obtained the IP address from which the messages were sent. They traced it to a medical trial business in San Antonio, the Texas.
They added that Choochongkol has participated in trials for the company since 2011.
Choochongkol was charged with making a terroristic threat, KSAT-TV reported.
On Sunday, the Steelers are scheduled to host the Jacksonville Jaguars in an NFL playoff game.
Colin Kaepernick started this ‘taking a knee’.
He has said, “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”
The distressing display has been adopted by the Black Lives Matter movement.
Other football players have followed in Kaepernick’s footsteps. A verbal attack on those who protest by President Trump prompted the largest-scale anti-racism protests in the league yet.
I’m not a person who has been pleased with ‘taking a knee’ that some players have made a new part of a football game but I am not in favor of killing players or fans.
I would treat this as a terrorist threat on innocent people.