An NFL fan's failure to stand for the national anthem or keep quiet during a moment of silence during a 9/11 ceremony lead to an embarrassing stun gun fight.

Larry McKelvey, a Dallas Cowboys fan caught on tape using his stun gun on three people at Sunday night's Jets game, is defending his awful conduct.

The New York Daily News reports a group of Gang Green fans disapproved when McKelvey failed to stand for the national anthem and talked on his cell phone during a moment of silence for 9/11 victims. The 59-year-old said "I did what I had to do." He claims he's not a "criminal" and was just protecting himself.

The condemned Cowboys fan was released on $22,500 bail Monday night from a New Jersey jail. McKelvey's son, a New York radio deejay, told the newspaper it's against his Jehovah Witness father's religious beliefs to stand for the national anthem.

Police charged the man with three counts of aggravated assault and illegal possession of a stun gun.

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Power 105.1's Charlamagne Tha God, McKelvey's son, says his old man walked right past security with the stun gun on his hip, rather than sneaking it by clueless security guards.

A witness told the Daily News that McKelvey was being "obnoxious," and chatted with friends during "Taps." When he attempted to get up and use the restroom, nobody would let him out. That led to some mean-spirited words and the use of the taser.

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