Let’s play the blame game.
Who is at fault for the farcical melee that took place yesterday outside of Lincoln Financial Field? Is it Virginia native and Sixers forward Mike Scott, who wore a Redskins jersey to the game? Or is it Philadelphia Eagles fans?
By now you’ve probably seen the two different video clips showing the 6’8″ Scott throwing down with Birds fans at a parking lot tailgate. There are various accounts floating around, accusations that the fans called Scott a racial slur and other tidbits that can’t be 100% proven via the limited evidence we have. We do know that Mike was on his way to ERock’s 4th and Jawn tailgate, but that the altercation took place before he got there.
Therefore, our approach will be surface-level and purposefully vague, since we don’t have all the facts as of Monday morning.
As a blanket rule, Scott has to be smarter than this. He’s a professional athlete, a guy who will earn a few million dollars this season. You can’t be fucking fighting Eagles fans at a tailgate three weeks before training camp begins. Just walk away, even if you don’t want to, because it proves that you’re the better person and the bigger man. We all know that the Sports Complex parking lots feature some incredibly drunk and hostile people, since they’ve been imbibing for HOURS before the Birds actually hit the field.
Multiple things can be true here: