From the Desk Of Philly Being Philly: A man attending a Philadelphia Eagles practice earlier this morning was asked to remove a Donovan McNabb Redskins jersey that he was wearing. McNabb, who was traded to the Redskins in April, has long been a polarizing figure in discussions of the Eagles. Some have blamed the Syracuse product for the team’s postseason shortcomings, while others have questioned the lack of respect that he gets from the national media.
The fan said the security guard told him Andy Reid took notice when asking him to remove the jersey.
The fan, Jim Devlin, did not put up a fight when asked to take the jersey off, nor was he escorted from the practice field. Devlin said he wore the same jersey at the Phillies game the other night. He does it to make a statement about the Eagles’ decision to move on from McNabb and to get reactions out of people. –Philly Sports Daily; thanks, Jason.
This would probably be the nice start of a rant about how sports lends itself to fascism, but that’s all trumped by a dipsh*t on the sidelines of an Eagles practice wearing the jersey of a NFC East division rival. I wish more people reacted this way to those damn Che Guevara t-shirts. I just hope that this isn’t evidence of Philly fans getting soft; they’re at their best when they threaten the opposition with violence. They’re like America’s own little Bolivia, but with more burning cars.