Iraqi Prisoners Taunt Wis. Soldiers Over Favre Defection

Detainees get into the Packers-Vikings rivalry
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 20, 2009 9:30 PM CST
Brett Favre's defection to the Minnesota Vikings has become fodder for Iraqis prisoners being guarded by Wisconsin National Guardsmen, presumably Packers fans.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – An allegiance to the Green Bay Packers has come back to haunt Wisconsin National Guardsmen on duty at a prison camp in Iraq, with detainees using quarterback Brett Favre’s defection to the rival Vikings to taunt the soldiers. A Packers-themed paint job sparked curiosity, one officer tells WTMJ-AM, “they soon learned about Favre going to the Vikings, and things just started going downhill from there.”

The “crafty” detainees like to wheedle their captors with such Favre nuggets as “He’s so good for the Vikings,” and “The Packers have got to really feel bad about that one.” Only a matter of time, no doubt, before prisoners start teasing Massachusetts Guardsmen about the Yankees’ title, or Michigan soldiers about Ohio State’s gridiron dominance.