PITTSBURGH – A Steelers fan, left blind and living with brain damage, says the effects were the result of being poisoned at a Chicago bar following a game in September. “I haven’t been able to see. I’ve basically been blind for two months,” said Zack Heddinger. Heddinger told Channel 4 Action News anchor Michelle Wright that he and a few friends went to a bar following the Steelers’ 17-14 loss to the Bears at Soldier Field on Sept. 20. Heddinger said he and his friends were trash talking with Bears fans inside Kitty O’Shea’s, but can’t remember what else happened.”Basically, I guess, my buddies had gotten into an altercation and they offered a drink as a peacemaker from what I understand,” said Heddinger. Not long after taking the drink, Heddinger passed out and was rushed to a nearby hospital, his heart stopping four times. “They thought it was antifreeze or something like that …because it was so strong,” said Heddinger. Doctors suspect his drink may have been spiked with toxic grain alcohol.”I don’t think they tried to kill me. I think they tried to hurt me, but the killing came pretty close,” said Heddinger.
Let me share with you a quick story. 2006 NFC Divisional Playoff Game. Bears vs Seahawks, Soldier Field. Seattle fan four rows in front of us is wearing a plastic Seahawks helmet he’s probably had since he was a kid. Long story short, by the middle of the 2nd QTR the face mask was ripped off and the helmet was smashed to pieces….while it was still on the dude’s head.
If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times — if you’re not from Chicago, you don’t come here and talk shit. You just don’t do it. I mean, what was this silly son-of-a-bitch Steelers fan thinking? Its CHICAGO!! We beat the shit out of each other arguing over Cubs / Sox. Can you imagine what we do to outsiders? Forget about the gangs and the mob for a second, there is nothing scarier than a bunch of pissed off South-Side Pollacks with no future. And what a goober, falling for the free peacemaker drink spiked with antifreeze. Oldest trick in the book my friend. This guy is LUCKY he’s not dead. And let me assure you, if the Bears had lost 17-14 instead of won, he would be. Let this just serve as a lesson to all the other wise-ass, shit- talking visitors out there — you run your mouth here and you head home missing an ear or not being able to screw or something. And that’s if you’re lucky.