Yesterday, professional athletes and their Twitter universes reacted to Michael Jackson's death (some more than others), but this makeshift tribute at his childhood home in Gary, Indiana gives the tenuous sports-King Of Pop connection an absurd little twist.
Yeah...no idea. Was Jackson a Chiefs fan? An Andre Rison fan? Was someone walking by the house wearing this jersey and decided that, because they had no teddy bears or balloons handy, it would suffice? So many questions.
Mourning is a personal, private thing and if one Jackson fan was distraught enough to offer his Andre Rison jersey — a Kansas City Chiefs Rison jersey, no less — to memorialize MJ, I'm fearful that individual may either be suffering an unhealthy level of shock or is clinically insane and should not be roaming the streets of Gary, Indiana in the first place.
Gary residents should take the necessary precautions.