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Chiefs Players Taking Aim At Chiefs Fans

Matt Cassel
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I’m a Bills fan.  I have been for all of my life.  Needless to say, I understand frustration.  However, I also understand sportsmanship.  In my opinion there are things that fans should and should not do when they go to a game.  Cheering when a player gets injured is one of those things that a fan should never do

That’s what happened over the weekend as the Kansas City Chiefs played the Baltimore Ravens in Kansas City.  Matt Cassel, the starting quarterback from the Chiefs, took a hit from Haloti Ngata that took him out of the game.  That’s part of football.  Unfortunately sometimes people get injured.  But it’s what followed the hit that really set the rest of the team off.

As Cassel laid on his back, some of the Chiefs fans began to cheer.  Cassel has been a target for the frustration of the fans for a couple years now as he has struggled on the field.

It’s pretty uncommon for a player to speak negatively about their fans but offensive tackle Eric Winston commented that “It’s 100-percent sickening,” according to The Globe and Mail.

“I’ve never, ever — and I’ve been in some rough times on some rough teams — I’ve never been more embarrassed in my life to play football than at that moment right there. I get emotional about it because these guys, they work their butts off. Matt Cassel hasn’t done anything to you people.

I agree with him.  Granted, fans pay a lot of money to watch their teams play.  But it’s a game.  That’s a person out there who would certainly prefer to be the best one on the field.  He doesn’t need your “Boos” to know that he’s not playing well.  I’ve never been a “boo-er” anyway.  I don’t think that you’re going to get a positive response out of a negative reaction.

Do they have the right to do it?  Absolutely.  Should they do it?  I don’t think so.  And I think that as a society, we really have to take a step back and look at ourselves if that becomes normal.  But that’s just my opinion.  What do you think?

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