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Even Iraqi prisoners hate Packers fans

  As if Brett Favre isn’t already a source of shame for denizens of Wisconsin, now Iraqi detainees are trying to use the sore spot to their advantage. Iraqi prisoners at a detainment camp run by the Wisconsin National Guard have learned some English, unfortunately for the soldiers, it is mainly about the former pride ...

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As if Brett Favre isn’t already a source of shame for denizens of Wisconsin, now Iraqi detainees are trying to use the sore spot to their advantage.

Iraqi prisoners at a detainment camp run by the Wisconsin National Guard have learned some English, unfortunately for the soldiers, it is mainly about the former pride of Green Bay.

“They know Favre by name,” said First Lieutenant Tim Boehnen, who is from New Richmond, Wis. 

“One of the big words they know now is shenanigan.  They’ll constantly talk about ‘Favre shenanigans,’ ‘He’s so good for the Vikings,’ and ‘The Packers have got to really feel bad about that one.’  “

Boehen may be responsible for some of the onslaught or anti-Favre remarks. He said the detainees started their Brett-bashing after the guards put up Green Bay Packers paraphernalia all over the compound. That was the beginning of the end.

“They obviously then started up the conversations, and started talking about Brett Favre.  They soon learned about Favre going to the Vikings, and things just started going downhill from there.” 

Hat tip: Deadspin

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As if Brett Favre isn’t already a source of shame for denizens of Wisconsin, now Iraqi detainees are trying to use the sore spot to their advantage.

Iraqi prisoners at a detainment camp run by the Wisconsin National Guard have learned some English, unfortunately for the soldiers, it is mainly about the former pride of Green Bay.

“They know Favre by name,” said First Lieutenant Tim Boehnen, who is from New Richmond, Wis. 

“One of the big words they know now is shenanigan.  They’ll constantly talk about ‘Favre shenanigans,’ ‘He’s so good for the Vikings,’ and ‘The Packers have got to really feel bad about that one.’  “

Boehen may be responsible for some of the onslaught or anti-Favre remarks. He said the detainees started their Brett-bashing after the guards put up Green Bay Packers paraphernalia all over the compound. That was the beginning of the end.

“They obviously then started up the conversations, and started talking about Brett Favre.  They soon learned about Favre going to the Vikings, and things just started going downhill from there.” 

Hat tip: Deadspin

Scott Boehm/Getty Images

Bobby Pierce is an editorial researcher at Foreign Policy.

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