Photo via Howard Eskin on Instagram… welcome to 2012, folks
OH, FUN! Just what this town needs: more Philly-hating jackasses lining up to point out what awful human beings we are (in case they weren’t paying attention, Devils fans threw trash on the ice on Thursday – during the game – and a fan ran on the field in Atlanta this week).
The takeaway story from last night's thrilling Sixers win was the injury to Joakim Noah. As you can see above, he left the arena on crutches with what is being classified as a sprained ankle. His status is unknown, but should he join Derrick Rose in the luxury box of misfortunes, the Sixers would be in the driver’s seat in this series.
Here's the gruesome twist:
It's oh-so-wrong when ankles make right angles. Even worse: fans briefly cheered when it happened.
Mike Tirico pointed out the cheers almost immediately.
Andre Iguodala tweeted about them:
And overzealous Bulls play-by-play announcer Chuck Swirsky overreacted quite strongly:
“And this is a bush league crowd, cheering with Joakim Noah down on the floor. This is totally unacceptable and despicable on this Philadelphia crowd. Totally unclassy. But then again this is the same city that cheered when Michael Irvin, of the Dallas Cowboys, went down at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia with a serious injury. Absolutely no class.”
There it is. What, no snowballs at Santa? No battery jokes? Perhaps puking on children?
Give it a listen after the jump.
H/T to our friend Eytan Shander, from 97.5 The Fanatic, for the audio