War detainees mock Wisconsin troops in Iraq over Favre
Packer backers fighting the war in Iraq have an extra load of grief to endure these days: Detainees mocking them for their team losing quarterback Brett Favre to the Minnesota Vikings.
Tim Boehnen, a first lieutenant with the Wisconsin National Guard, tells radio station WTMJ that captives being held at their camp know Favre by name: "They'll constantly talk about 'Favre shenanigans,' 'He's so good for the Vikings,' and 'The Packers have got to really feel bad about that one.'"
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"We try to allow our troops to have as much fun in the compound as they can while still maintaining our professional manner," explained Boehnen.
"We spend a lot of time painting and making our compound our own and representing us. Obviously, wherever Wisconsinites go, we bring the Packers with us."
Once the decoration job happened, detainees became curious.
"They obviously then started up the conversations, and started talking about Brett Favre. They soon learned about Favre going to the Vikings."
Things just started going downhill from there, Boehnen said.
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