Black and Tans.
Irish Republican Army
Belfast in the 1920’s.
Ah Candice darlin’ ya went and broke the other ankle. That earns you another story.
My dad had a friend, born in Belfast named J.J. McClarnon. Picture Belfast in the 1920’s. The majority Protestants attacking the Catholic population. Picture the Black and Tans, hardened World War I veterans, let loose, ostensibly to fight the Irish Republican Army.
J.J.’s uncle was out after curfew, caught and kneecapped (shot in the knee). He recovered and what does he do? Celebrates in the pub, is out after curfew and is kneecapped in the other knee.
The moral of the story Candice. Be careful and you’ve now officially run out of legs to injure.