Obit Blames Kansas City Chiefs For Man's Death

By: CBS/AP (Posted by Kion Hudson)
By: CBS/AP (Posted by Kion Hudson)

(CBS/AP)-- Things have gotten so morbid for the woeful Kansas City Chiefs this season that disgruntled fans are dressing all in black at Arrowhead Stadium. Now a man is literally blaming the team for his death.

Loren G. "Sam" Lickteig's obituary appeared in the Kansas City Star on Sunday and its first sentence certainly raised some eyebrows: "Lickteig passed away on Nov. 14, 2012 of complications from MS and heartbreaking disappointment caused by the Kansas City Chiefs football team."

The 81-year-old man passed away two days after the Chiefs lost to the Steelers on Monday Night Football in overtime. They have now lost seven games in a row.

Lickteig's daughters told WADF-TV that their father - a long-suffering Chiefs fan who had Multiple Sclerosis for three decades -- was just showcasing his sense of humor.

"My dad, he loved the Chiefs, but he was a big prankster," his daughter Diana Hennessey told the station. "He liked his jokes. And he just needed the last laugh."

Lickteig is not the only football fan who took a parting shot at his beloved team in his obituary. Last year, Cincinnati fan Saul Shuller had this to say from his death bead: "Accepting that the end was near, the funny grandfather and great-grandfather said earlier in the day there was an upside to death: at least he wouldn't have to watch another Bengals loss."


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