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After Buccaneers lose, man tries to burn team's flag

 

November 11, 2015



TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — After the Tampa Bay Buccaneers suffered a defeat marked by fumbles, penalties and just one touchdown, authorities say a south Florida man tried to set the team’s oversized flag on fire.

Tampa police say it happened just after the New York Giants beat the Buccaneers 32-18 Sunday evening.

A caller said someone was attempting to torch the $26,000 flag outside the Bucs’ corporate offices, near Raymond James stadium.

The red banner featuring a skull and two crossed cutlasses measures about 80 feet by 50 feet and hangs from a 15-story pole.

Police say the fire-retardant...



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