Brek Shea is Back in Dallas, and He's Carrying Two Very Large Guns

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Brek Shea, whose first season of European football can best be described as an epic disappointment, is back in Dallas for the summer where he's wasted little time showcasing his love for large firearms and gaudy American-flag tank tops, both of which are banned in England.

He posted -- and quickly deleted -- the above photo on Instagram on Monday. It's gone over slightly better than the pig's-head photo he posted last month -- the response in the media has consisted of bemused references to Texas -- but it's not going to endear Shea to Stoke City fans who have already written him off as flop.

See also
- Brek Shea and the Making of an American Soccer Star

- Brek Shea Has Spent His Time in England Holding Bloody Pig Heads, Sucking at Soccer

In any case, someone needs to disable that man's Instagram account, stat.


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scottindallas
scottindallas topcommenter

No wonder he sucks at Soccer,  pussy has calves like a pre pubescent boy. 

russell.allison1
russell.allison1

Regardless of the size, even my kids would spot the problems with how he's handling the weapons:  Finger on a trigger when not firing and holding them in such a way as to have the muzzle pointing up, as opposed to safely pointed at the ground.  Do responsible gun owners ever take photos of themselves handling firearms appropriately?  I feel like we need a counterpoint to the gun-owning idiots.

StupidHippies
StupidHippies

TWO VERY LARGE GUNS OMGGGGG!!!!!


Or two 12 gauge shotguns no different than the one your mentor Jim Shutze is brandishing in his feeble grandpa photo.

RTGolden1
RTGolden1 topcommenter

Just another example of an 'uber-american' showing a lack of intelligence or education or both.  

If you really respected and loved the Flag:

1) It should never be worn as an article of clothing (nor should it be used in advertising, at all)

2) When displayed against a solid surface, the field of stars should always be in the flag's own upper right corner.

Sadly, I have to use 'should' instead of shall.  I'll forever rue the day the US Flag code was removed from law.

Obummer
Obummer

Yo he iz just uh late bloomer Ya' dig?

MushMouth1
MushMouth1

Bet his agent is really loving this. The money is in Europe and he's just pissing away any future there.

observist
observist

His friends and family need to get the "What Not To Wear" people to stage an intervention.

Tim.Covington
Tim.Covington

I'm a gun owner and huge gun rights supporter, and I think he's being an idiot.

oakclifftownie
oakclifftownie

What Chris Chris would look like if Chris Chris played soccer .

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

"Why yes, Shea is from Texas, how did you guess?" --Deadspin.com

Daniel
Daniel

@RTGolden1 Really, upper RIGHT hand corner? That seems backwards to me.

DSmithy3211
DSmithy3211

@RTGolden1 The flag stands for, among other things, the freedoms granted to us by the Bill of Rights. If you respected and loved the flag, you would realize that the US Flag Code is a blatant violation of the First Amendment and thus unconstitutional.

Besides that, the US Flag Code is still on the books: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/4/1


RTGolden1
RTGolden1 topcommenter

@Daniel @RTGolden1 The flag's own upper right, meaning it will be on the left for an observer.  The opposite of where young mr. breck is wearing it.

scottindallas
scottindallas topcommenter

@DSmithy3211 @RTGolden1 IF the feller wanted to respect the flag, he'd respect the code.  I support the right to burn, step on or do whatever with the flag, but those people don't claim to be respecting the flag, but perhaps challenging us in a myriad of ways.

RTGolden1
RTGolden1 topcommenter

@DSmithy3211 @RTGolden1 By the way, the Bill of Rights doesn't grant us any rights.  It lets the government know, in clear and certain terms, that we are born with these rights, and the government is not to interfere, restrict or attempt to deny us the free exercise of these rights.

RTGolden1
RTGolden1 topcommenter

@DSmithy3211 @RTGolden1 I do understand the constitutional conflict with the flag code.  That does not mean I enjoy the disrespect and disdain to which the flag gets subjected.  Flag code is on the books, but it is not law.

RTGolden1
RTGolden1 topcommenter

@scottindallas @russell.allison1 During drill or dress ceremonies or functions, the weapon is safed and very very rarely will it even have a magazine in the well, always unloaded.  Got a hot round, point at the ground.  A bullet fired in the air must come down somewhere.

russell.allison1
russell.allison1

@scottindallas @russell.allison1 Not many of the grunts that carry guns stand at attention all that much and when they do that with a loaded M-4 it will be pointed to the ground lest an officer having a bad day choose that opportunity to have that soldier have a  worse day. And, the slings that many use actually positions the weapon in such a way that it naturally hangs in the muzzle down position. 

DSmithy3211
DSmithy3211

@RTGolden1 Debating semantics, really. As much as you consider the BoR a carve-out to the Constitution, you can just as easily consider them a grant-back of rights from the federal government after the Constitution granted the federal government everything plus the kitchen sink. In the end, it gets you to the same place.

The US Flag Code is the law. This isn't like Texas sodomy laws, which are on the books, but have been declared unconstitutional. There is merely no enforcement mechanism in the US Flag Code. You used the words "should" instead of "shall" because...well... those are the words used in the Code itself, which is still valid law. But I concede your broader point, if this is the point you are trying to make, that a law without teeth is no law at all.

I still stand by my broader point, that there is in inherent conflict between the flag and what it represents, the First Amendment, and the US Flag Code. Trying to regulate what people can and cannot do with the flag is more problematic than a yokel in a stars-n-stripes, 'Murica! t-shirt.

RTGolden1
RTGolden1 topcommenter

@kduble Actually, the US government doesn't even try to hide the fact that they work with and support terrorists, tinpot dictators and other unsavory characters anymore.  It's just part of doing what is good for the country.  We supported Saddam for 10 years in his war with Iran, supplying him with chemical and biological weapons.  We supplied the Taliban and Al Qaeda with weapons and training, including Stinger air defense missiles, when they were fighting the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan.  At various times we have supported Idi Amin, Pol Pot, Noriega and Ortega.  Crooked or not, scott's tin foil is getting good reception on this particular channel.

kduble
kduble

@scottindallas Your tin foil hat is on crooked.

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