|Babin was unimpressed with some fans (not necessarily these fans, however) during Sunday's game. (US Presswire)|
Eagles defensive end Jason Babin's 2012 season has gotten off to a slow start. After 18 sacks a year ago, the nine-year veteran has just 2.5 sacks through seven games this season. Also not helping the overall morale of the fans in the City of Brotherly Love: the Eagles are 3-4 and have issues up and down the roster (and extending to the head coach).
Unfortunately, some Philly supporters have expressed their displeasure in a way that Babin doesn't approve. He spoke about it on Thursday.
“During the game, there was a good section of fans chanting some of the most vile things I've ever heard,” Babin said according to CBSSports.com's Kevin Noonan. “And not just at a football game, but in life, in general. Talking about attacking [coach Andy Reid], talking about people's wives and kids and chanting them. And I just thought there was no place for that in the NFL -- none whatsoever.”
Babin, who says he usually tunes out the catcalls from the stands, couldn't do it last week.
“If I could say just one of the things they were chanting, well, it's way past bad -- it's foul,'' he said. “I don't want to even repeat what I heard, it was that bad. And I've got a pretty high threshold for adult jokes.''
He also took to Twitter on Thursday to explain what it means to be a fan.
Part # 1: LOYALTY: loy·al·ty: noun, plural loy·al·ties: The state or quality of being loyal; faithfulness to commitments or obligations.— Jason Babin (@BabinFanClub) October 30, 2012
Part # 2: There are 17 teams with the same record or worse than us. Thanks for being loyal fans.......We'll get it right.— Jason Babin (@BabinFanClub) October 30, 2012
We only wish Babin had also tweeted this piece of timeless advice to unruly fans courtesy of former Bengals coach Sam Wyche.
The lesson, Philadelphia: don't be Cleveland. (This clip never stops being hilarious.)
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