On Monday, the Philadelphia 76ers held their media day and reporters wasted no time asking Mike Scott about the controversial video of him fighting with Philadelphia Eagles fans outside of Lincoln Financial Field on Sept. 8.
The Virginia native showed up to the NFC East season opener with a Washington Redskins jersey.
Scott stated he should’ve walked away since he’s a professional and has to “be the bigger person,” but noted that he had no sympathy to give the individual fans.
“Looking back on it, I always play devil’s advocate with myself. I definitely should have walked away before it got to that point. I’m the professional, got to be the bigger person, walk away. Once you keep going … he was popping hella s—. He was going off. I don’t know, maybe it was the microphone … once you take it to the next level you start throwing other slurs in there, now I got to see if you match that energy. That’s what happened.”
Scott reiterated he has no hard feelings against Eagles fans and even joked around during the presser.
“You know, the Redskins go up 20-7, and I’m looking around like s—, I’m like, ‘C’mon Eagles, help me out now. Can’t fight the whole stadium.’ (The Redskins) win that game, s— (Eagles fans) would have been waiting for me outside the stadium with pitchforks. I still had fun. You gotta let social media have fun with it. Definitely doesn’t look good on my behalf, you know embarrassing the organization and my family, but once you take it past that point. You know, god damn, what are you going to do.”
The Redskins won’t play the Eagles again until December 15th. The 76ers will be in Brooklyn to play the Nets that day.