I was hesitant to post this since all it’s going to do is give some Philly-hating nutbag fodder to call my a hypocrite the next time I point out something shitty done by fans of another team. But the fact is, bad shit happens everywhere. Adrian Peterson said the people in Baltimore are basically the worst on Earth:
Wow talking about bad officiating & the worst fan base I've ever experience! They threw snow balls the entire 4q like lil kids. Smh
— Adrian Peterson (@AdrianPeterson) December 8, 2013
Anyway, this unidentified Lions fan told the Inquirer and FOX Philly that he was beaten unconscious leaving the Eagles game on Sunday as he walked on Pattison near Xfinity Live!.
As he crossed the street, heading toward the train, six of the men blocked his path and continued to scream at him.
“I was like, ‘Are you guys serious? You won, enjoy it.’ ”
The smallest man slapped his head from the side. Another man then pushed him from behind, and the group bum-rushed him, he said.
To defend himself, he threw a punch and brought one of his attackers to the ground. But then he felt punches to the back of his head, he said: “I felt like I was being choked and punched.”
That’s when he lost consciousness, he said.
When he came to, sore and bruised, another Eagles fan was standing over him, offering help, he said. “He stayed with me and walked me toward SEPTA.”
The man remembered the Good Samaritan being so disgusted over what he had witnessed that he took off his Eagles jersey and threw it in a trash can.
That last part sounds a little fishy. That happens in soda commercials. What, did Mean Joe Green show up next and toss his jersey to some kid? I find it hard to believe some Eagles fan was so repulsed by what he saw – after one of the best games in team history – that he just decided to throw out his jersey on a whim because of a few dickhead fans.
“They were looking for this situation. They weren’t gonna let it go. They obviously were probably drunk, wanted to fight,” he said.
The victim says he also endured repeated taunting and being pelted with snowballs and plastic beer bottles during the game while he sat in his front-row seats behind the Eagles bench.
He said he has gone to Lions games all over the country and never experienced this level of aggression and violence.
“It’s not worth going to games if it’s going to be like this,” he said.
Smitty over at Barstool points out something about that bottle comment:
So many holes in this tall tale I’m shocked he didn’t say he was attacked by Paul Bunyan in a Dawkins jersey then get turned to stone after looking some broad from Delco named Medusa in the eyes. Dude’s got knuckles as swollen as Rocky’s after a prize fight and he’s saying he got slapped around and sucker punched? Red flag #1. Other questionable things to note: No security cameras or other witnesses saw this but “The Good Samaritan”? What about the thousands of other people making there way home in that exact spot after the games? What about getting pelted with bottles inside the stadium when, as McG’s stated, you can only get served in cups at the Linc? Whole thing reeks.
If this guy really got beat up, and what he said happened actually happened, then, obviously, I feel bad for him. But there would would’ve been a ton of people that witnessed it. People with cell phones. People tweeting. People peopling. Yet no one has come forward. Something tells me either A) nothing happened, or, more likely, B) there was a fight and this guy lost. There are two sides to every story, and this sounds like just one of them.
Video after the jump.