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Fathers are strange beasts. Too often they want their sons to:

*Have their very same names;

*Follow them into the same profession;

*Join their political party;

*Root for their favorite teams.

Last weekend yielded an extreme example of that fourth category. I present to you Matthew Kowald of Pardeeville, Wisconsin. As you know, that’s serious Green Bay Packers country.

But apparently Kowald’s 7-year-old son hadn’t quite caught Pack fever. The kid reportedly refused to wear a Packers jersey during the team’s playoff victory on Saturday.

So what do you suppose pops did? Buy him a Seahawks jersey?

Nope, he tied the kid up with tape for an hour and taped said jersey to the kid. The proud 36-year-old dad and sick Packers fan pleaded no contest to a charge of disorderly conduct after his wife told authorities about the matter.

No word on what the Kowalds are planning to do for the upcoming Pack-Giants game.