Catholic Kills Family Pet
A young man was walking through a suburban street one day when he saw a mad
dog attacking a child. Without hesitation he flung himself on the enormous Dobermann
and pulled it off the terrified infant. The dog was powerful and ferocious and
the man had to use so much of his own strength to subdue it that he snapped the
creature's neck and it died.
Among the small crowd that gathered to help and congratulate the youth was a reporter
from the local paper. He asked for the hero's name and a few other details. His
main hobby, it appeared, was watching football. It occurred to the journalist
that this might give him a snappy headline.
'See,' he explained, 'If you were a Falkirk supporter the headline could be 'Bairn
saves bairn' or if you were a Gers fan it could be 'Bear to the rescue' or something
The youth could appreciate the hack's drift and was happy to tell him that he
was a loyal supporter of Celtic. He was not so happy the next day when the local
paper printed the story of the event under the headline: Catholic Kills Family