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Monday’s Morning Mashup: Arian Foster explains why he can fight wolves; Russian politician wants to make fan fighting spectator sport

03.06.17 at 9:26 am ET
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Good morning! Here is your Monday Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories and scores from our news wire.

MONDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
MLB: Boston at Houston, 1 p.m. (WEEI-AM 850)
MLB: NY Yankees vs. Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. (MLB Network)
World Baseball Classic: Israel vs. Taiwan, 10 p.m. (MLB Network)
NHL: Boston at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m. (NESN)
NHL: Dallas at Washington, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
NBA: Indiana at Charlotte, 8 p.m. (TNT)
NBA: Boston at LA Clippers, 10:30 p.m. (CSN; TNT)
College basketball: Gonzaga vs. Santa Clara, 9 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: BYU vs. Saint Mary’s, 11:30 p.m. (ESPN2)

AROUND THE WEB:

—  Arian Foster sent a tweet storm on Sunday detailing why he is capable of killing a wolf. Reasons include wolves don’t have thumbs, “don’t know biology” and biting is their only weapon.

Yahoo Sports even tweeted a poll asking people who would win, the wolf or Foster.

  Foster also live-tweeted the poll as the results came in:


Former NFL punter and current Barstool Sports contributor Pat McAfee weighed in on the matter and offered Foster the chance to discuss it on his Barstool show. Foster accepted the invite.

The matter has yet to be resolved for sure but the public certainly believes Foster can beat a wolf.

— Russian politician Igor Lebedev proposed an idea last week to legalize fan fighting and make it a spectator sport.

Lebedev, the deputy chairman of the Russian parliament and member of the Russian Football Union’s executive committee, stars in a video on Russia’s Liberal Democrat Party website in which he explains why violence among fans should be a sport in his country.

“Russia could become a pioneer in a new kind of sport. Fans arrive and start picking fights — the call is accepted at the meeting at the stadium … on each side of 20 people, without arms,” he said.

At Euro 2016 last June, a group of Russians attacked a group of English soccer fans, leaving two in a coma, and Lebedev condoned the incident.

“I don’t see anything wrong with the fans fighting,” he said at the time. “Quite the opposite, well done lads, keep it up!”

Russia is set to host the World Cup next year and Russian hooligans have already warned English fans they are “100 percent guaranteed” to be targeted during the games.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Definitely a really close call. Couldn’t help but thank God that it wasn’t a scarier situation.”– Adam McQuaid, on receiving 25 stitches after a skate blade sliced his neck during the Bruins’ win Saturday nigh

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