The City Of Brotherly Love has a reputation for producing unruly sports fans.
Among many disgusting acts, they’ve intentionally vomited on a little girl and beaten up the Redskins’ mascot.
But this latest unbelievable incident might’ve truly crossed the line.
A hostile Eagles fan was ejected from the Philadelphia-Atlanta divisional-round playoff game, and shockingly punched a police horse after leaving the stadium.
From CBS News:
Police said a Pennsylvania man who was ejected from Saturday’s Philadelphia Eagles game assaulted a police horse after leaving the stadium. Taylor Hendricks, 22, was removed from Lincoln Financial Field before the start of the Eagles’ NFL playoff game against the Atlanta Falcons by stadium personnel who said he arrived intoxicated and was unable to produce a ticket.
“After the male was ejected he walked over to a mounted officer and began punching the horse in the face, neck and shoulder area,” the Philadelphia Police Department said in a statement to CBS News. The department said the officer who was riding the horse was also struck in the legs during the incident.
Another officer saw the alleged attack and arrested Hendricks, police said.
Neither the horse nor the officer that was riding it were injured in the incident, according to police.
Hendricks was charged with assault of law enforcement officer, cruelty to animals and aggravated assault, police said.
Court records indicate Hendricks was released after posting 10 percent of a $5,000 bail. A plea has not been entered in the case and he is next scheduled to appear on Jan. 30.
The Eagles defeated the Falcons during Saturday’s game 15-10, and advanced to the NFC Championship game, Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings at Lincoln Financial Field.
This reprehensible assault just might top the most infamous moment in Philadelphia fan hostility: the day they booed Santa Claus.
From 247 Sports:
Eagles fans were furious that chilly December day, and rightfully so. The Eagles lost their first 11 games of the season and were on track to earn the No. 1 pick in the 1969 NFL Draft, having the rights to select 1968 Heisman Trophy winner O.J. Simpson.
Of course, the Eagles couldn’t even lose right. The Eagles won their next two games, playing themselves out of the running for the worst record and the No. 1 draft pick in the NFL.
In came Frank Olivo, a former Atlantic City craps dealer, who attended the game. Olivo always dressed as Santa Claus for the final Eagles game of each year at Franklin Field. The Santa Claus the Eagles hired didn’t show up because of a snowstorm, so team officials spotted Olivo in the crowd and asked him to fill in.
In a 7-7 game at halftime with head coach Joe Kuharich set to be fired, Eagles fans took their frustrations out on Santa…tossing snowballs at him.
A 5’6″, 140-pound Santa with a horrible suit…just as bad as the product on the field.
Here’s to another 49 years of people using this story as way to trash Philly fans!
If Philadelphia fans are willing to boo Santa Claus and repeatedly punch a horse, there’s likely no line they won’t cross in the future.