Philadelphia may be The City of Brotherly Love, but not when it comes to sports, as their fans are known for being very difficult to deal with. While they support their teams wholeheartedly, the city can present a very tough crowd very quickly if you don’t perform up to standard.
Performing up to standard doesn’t necessarily mean winning; you’re allowed to lose, just as long as you make every effort to win.
Philly fans are tough on their own, so it’s even harder rolling through there as opposition. The San Francisco 49ers must have been well aware when they arrived for Sunday’s NFC Championship, yet Joey Bosa was nearly tempted to catch smoke with some fans due to the emphatic welcome they received.
Players weren’t the only ones to experience Philadelphia hospitality, however. Fred Warner’s wife took to TikTok on Tuesday to reveal she was harassed by the Philly crowd and won’t ever return to Lincoln Field following a horrible experience on Sunday.
Sydney said her husband warned her against wearing red but she chanced to go in with a flag and, although she covered it, still ended up being abused.
“I will probably never go back to that stadium, to be honest. I guess you can just call me a wimp, but I couldn’t handle the fans,” she said.
“I’m 100% down for riding for your team—like ‘Hurrah! Let’s go team!’—but honestly, I just didn’t feel very safe.”
Fred told me not to wear any red. I did end up wearing a red bag but I had to end up hiding it underneath my jacket because people were doing the ‘Eff you’s and the shoving and that whole thing. So, I definitely covered it.
But then I was at the concession stand and this guy saw it—and he was drunk, I’ll give him that—but he got in my face and this other Eagles fan saw it and was like, ‘Hey man, you got to chill out.’
We were leaving and I wanted to leave before they let all of them out because they started, like, riots and all that. We did, and this was this tunnel you had to walk through, and you were just surrounded. You had to walk through it and they were all around you just heckling and yelling.
There was this woman with a baby and they just kept going. The kid was clearly scared. The dad was with him but he was obviously outnumbered, so if he said anything, he was going to get mauled.
Well… there you go.
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