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U.S. soccer player DaMarcus Beasley's car firebombed in Scotland

Feb 3, 2010, 7:45 PM EDT

Here’s a tweet you never like to see: “Someone blew up my car today. Thanks again for ALL the messages and kind words. But, yea, I’m doin’ OK and in the market for a new car. LOL. Gotta try to find some humor.” Someone got all bomby with Glasgow Rangers and U.S. national team player DaMarcus Beasley’s $80,000 6 Series BMW outside his home in Glasgow on Monday night. No one was injured, but Scotland Yard is on the lookout for a hooded man who smells of gasoline.
Actually I have no idea if Scotland Yard is involved, but I’ve always wanted to write that sentence.

From the Glasgow Daily Record:

A neighbour of the American winger saw a hooded figure plant a crude petrol bomb under the blue 6 Series.

The witness said: “The guy put something under the car then walked backwards crouching down, making a line of petrol for about five metres. He lit it with what looked like a lighter and the car went up.”

The attacker ran off. And seconds later, a car sped past the scene of the fire, slowed briefly, then roared away.

Beasley, 27, heard the car’s screeching tyres and ran to his window to see his BMW on fire.

Police are treating the attack as “wilful”. An insider said: “There is no evidence so far to suggest it was sectarian but it was the only car on the street to be targeted.

Rangers star DaMarcus Beasley has £50k car firebombed by thugs outside his home [Glasgow Daily Record]

  1. Paul in KY - Feb 4, 2010 at 12:04 PM

    I would assume the culprit is a Celtic fan. Unless Beasley was playing really badly or had own-goaled the goal that cost them a game. In that case, could be anyone in Glasgow.
    They take their footabll pretty seriously up there.