Tim McGraw to Fighting Fans: ‘Don’t Be an Idiot’ [Video]
Tim McGraw is the latest country star to break up a mid-concert fight. During a Sundown Heaven Town Tour stop in Wheatland, Calif. he had a few choice words for some unruly fans.
The incident happened on May 9. During a song called ‘Keep on Truckin” the singer took a moment to break up a crowd fight that had started. He mouthed the words “stupid” several times before continuing to sing and greet fans. When the song was over, he made sure to tell them just how he felt.
“Let me tell you something,” he starts at about 1:40. “If you stupid son of a b***hes don’t stop trying to fight. You, don’t be a idiot. You got a kid right here. Come on.”
When the fighter in the crowd responded, the ‘Southern Girl’ singer said he didn’t care what their reason was for fighting was — especially near a child. “I don’t care if that’s your girl. There’s a kid right here. You’re a grown man! Don’t be an idiot and that goes for you, too. Don’t be an idiot. It’s country music, man. We’re having fun. We all paid good money and we all work hard just enjoy yourself.”
The crowd cheers for the stern family man as he finishes scolding the men. He wanted to make sure the two reconciled before carrying on with his performance. “Now, that’s more like it. Shake hands, apologize and have a good time.”
“I love my job!” he exclaims before sitting down right near the fighting men. He also calls the little girl who was near the fighters “sweetheart” and lets her join him. Lesson learned? Don’t fight at a McGraw show unless you want a lecture.
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