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Chiefs Fans Cheer Matt Cassel Injury

Today, Matt Cassel was injured on a play against the Ravens and the reaction of more than a few fans was to cheer. Not to cheer for him giving a thumbs up to the crowd or walking off under his own power. No, the cheers came once they realized he was down and had probably just been knocked out of the game. Some of you ay be asking yourselves, why bring this up on an Eagles blog? This is why. . .

If this happened in Philadelphia, the media would rehash for days all of the "specific to one fan base, never happen anywhere else" fan idiocy that has happened in Philadelphia. We would see clips of batteries being thrown at JD Drew, Snowballs at Santa, and cheers for Michael Irvin's laying still on the indoor/outdoor carpet of the Vet. The lead story on NFL Countdown next week would be the hideous showing by those soulless Philly fans. Although I may be exaggerating a tad here, I really don't think I am too far off. However, this is what frustrates me about the whole situation.

In this article on yahoo, Eric Adelson writes:

Sure, it wasn't the entire stadium. It doesn't reflect the entire city of Kansas City, made up mostly of good people. Undoubtedly a sizeable part of the crowd at Arrowhead Stadium was just as appalled as Winston. . . .When fans make enough noise in support of an injury, it sends a message about an entire city. It's not a fair message, but it's a message nonetheless.

This really irks me because he literally defends Kansas City and says it was just a small group of fans (a few thousand, max) whereas every Philadelphia fan alive at the time threw a Duracell at Drew, Booed Michael Irvin and threw up on a family at the Bank.

Don't get me wrong, he does say the cheers were detestable, but not like folks would have if it happened here.

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