PHILADELPHIA — Vikings QB Case Keenum was mauled on the sphere Sunday night time, and he stated the welcome his household acquired from riled-up Eagles followers at Lincoln Monetary Area was simply as chilly.
“It was powerful,” Keenum informed KFAN radio reporter Justin Gaard. “I am not gonna let you know any tales … there was some conditions that weren’t good. I am glad I had a few of my pals there to intercede. It was powerful on everybody, not simply us on the sphere.”
Whereas Eagles followers have been celebrating the third Tremendous Bowl berth in franchise historical past since Sunday night time’s 38-7 annihilation of the Vikings, they’ve additionally been on the defensive all week about their habits. Sunday morning, in anticipation of loopy celebrations, metropolis staff unfold Crisco on lamp posts to stop followers from climbing up.
Previous to Sunday’s kickoff, one Eagles fan was arrested for combating with state cops on horseback. It was the second week in a row a rowdy Eagles fan was locked up for allegedly slugging a police horse. Regardless of the raucous parking zone scene, Philadelphia police reported solely six complete arrests Sunday, a complete that included two for disorderly conduct and three for allegedly promoting counterfeit tickets.
Vikings followers have been complaining about how they have been handled in Philly, sharing tales of being cursed at and hit by flying objects each inside and out of doors the stadium. The Vikings’ workforce bus was additionally pelted with particles because it pulled out of the Linc.
Whereas there have been loads of horror tales about Eagles followers as they search for the primary Tremendous Bowl win in workforce historical past, some movies have been circulating on-line of Eagles and Vikings followers hugging within the stadium Sunday. Philly followers get a foul rap, however they’ve additionally been beneficiant within the aftermath of the NFC title sport. For the reason that large win, grateful Philly followers have reportedly donated greater than $7,000 to Vikings coach Mike Zimmer’s basis.
In response to the impolite welcome they acquired in Philadelphia, a number of Vikings followers have been reportedly planning to decorate up as Uber drivers for the Tremendous Bowl to allow them to decide up Eagles followers and depart them within the improper place.
Hopefully they do not get dropped off at Keenum’s home.