76ers Fans Give Brent Celek a Standing Ovation On Same Day the Eagles Released Him (VIDEO)
Philadelphia sports fans do not have a reputation for being particularly classy. In fact, generally speaking, they have a reputation for being the exact opposite of classy. However, they showed nothing but class toward Eagles tight end Brent Celek at Tuesday’s 76ers game.
Celek, 33, was the Eagles’ longest tenured player, having spent his entire 11-year career in Philadelphia. Unfortunately, football is a business, and on Tuesday the Eagles released Celek to make room for new players.
The move probably was not a total shock to Celek. But it still had to sting. Luckily, he picked the perfect night to go to a Sixers game.
During a TV timeout during the Sixers’ game against the Pacers on Tuesday night, the team put Celek up on the videoboard, and the PA announcer asked fans to give it up for a “true leader” and a Super Bowl champion.
The fans then obliged, giving Celek a lengthy and very enthusiastic standing ovation.
Take a look:
Brent Celek at Sixers game tonight after getting released today
Long standing from fans
— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) March 13, 2018
— Jon Johnson (@jonjohnsonwip) March 13, 2018
Brent Celek was released after playing his entire 11-year career with the Eagles.
Tonight he got a standing O from Philly fans. pic.twitter.com/1v25h0yHJJ
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) March 14, 2018
Hat Tip – [FTW]