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Tiger Victim's NFL Allegiance Revealed

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Continuing the long tradition of people who have been laid to rest while wearing the gear of their favorite NFL team, that guy who was killed by the tiger at the San Francisco Zoo was sent to his great reward on Tuesday while wearing a ... you guessed it ... Oakland Raiders jersey. No word on what jersey the tiger was wearing at its funeral.

The teenager killed Christmas Day by an escaped tiger at the San Francisco Zoo was laid to rest Tuesday in an Oakland Raiders jersey as his two friends who survived the attack looked on. Seventeen-year-old Carlos Sousa Jr. of San Jose was remembered during funeral ceremonies that spanned two days as a hip-hop aficionado and an avid fan of the silver and black.


Do Raiders fans have the worst damned luck on the planet? The "tuck rule," the "Immaculate Reception," and now they're literally getting eaten by tigers? Of course, the horror doesn't end there. The two survivors are being represented by Mark Geragos (shudder).

Survivors Attend Funeral For Friend Killed In SF Zoo Tiger Attack [SF Gate]
Small But Heartfelt Vigil For Tiger Who Attacked Teen [SF Gate]

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