- Philadelphia is known as having one of the most fervent and outspoken fanbases of any city in America and they’re no strangers to throwing batteries or attacking Santa
- Eagles running back Miles Sanders took to Twitter to beg Philly fans to stop booing and instead of listening to Sanders, the fans chirped him pretty hard on social media
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Booing is and will always be a major part of the live sports experience. Traditionally, fans boo the opposing team when they take the field and/or when that team is on offense and/or an all-star on the opposing team gets the ball, depending on the sport.
Then there’s the great city of Philadelphia where the passionate fans let the boos loose whenever they think their own players need to hear it. I’ll admit that as a Bucs fan I’ve booed my team but that was during 2 and 3 win seasons when the team was a dumpster fire.
Eagles fans were booing their team during Tuesday’s 27-17 win over the Washington Football Team. And after the game, Eagles running back Miles Sanders fired off a 2 AM tweet on Wednesday morning begging Philly fans to stop booing the players. Instead of being empathetic, a lot of fans immediately started chirping him. One guy resurfaced a relevant Jason Kelce quote that seems to be a blanket excuse for booing.
Miles Sanders Begs Philly Fans To Stop Booing Eagles Players
Stop booing the players we put our heart and soul into this 🖤
— Miles Sanders (@BoobieMilesXXIV) December 22, 2021
A tale of two fans (Pennsylvania native Mile Sanders ‘isn’t built for’ Philly, right….):
More like Sanders isn’t built for this city.
— BW (@Webster614) December 22, 2021
Just a comically bad take. ‘Athletes get paid a lot so people who don’t get paid a lot can boo them because they don’t make a lot of money’
Athletes get to live a life most fans will never come close to financially. Can make more in a year then us in a lifetime. They are booing because they care. If you need to be told how great you are at all times even when not true, then your contract is up soon.
— Mike (@_Mike__Ryan_) December 22, 2021
It’s not that every Philly fan is pro-booing. I’d say most are not. But the number of Philly fans who are comfortable booing their own teams seems to be A LOT LOT LOT higher than any other city.
Stop telling people who put their soul into the hard earned money they spent on coming to boo players who fall short of expectations what to do. This is not peewee and its a bit disappointing to see this coming from a Philadelphia EAGLE. We have worse of a battle being g fans.
— Big-Jabba (@jabba_i) December 22, 2021
i get boo’d at my office job
— guenth 🎄 (@guenth11) December 22, 2021
Dropped 2 game winning TDs & chirps the fan base…
Reagor had it coming.
— Hugh_Henne (Not Hef) (@Hugh_Henne) December 22, 2021
NFL players who get booed have to be so dang tired of hearing this Jason Kelce quote.
This is a quote from Jason Kelce. Read it. Over and over again. pic.twitter.com/2bFGf1lotd
— Brian Deery (@bdeery44) December 22, 2021
Was an amazing game. For every fan in the stadium that boos, there are two at home who’ve supported the @eagles forever. Like me.
— Ed Glavin (@EdGlavin) December 22, 2021
He didn't even have to touch it. I was at the game and they booed every time he was announced as the returner. Not cool at all.
Go ahead and boo when a player/coach/ref screws up. But not for having your name called.
— Jill 💚🦅💚 (@jillann_11) December 22, 2021
He got 400 rushing yards in his last four games. Let him have this one 😭
— Tom V2 (@IrishWhisky_) December 22, 2021
They’re saying ‘Boo-urns’
— Hemā Kalikimaka 🌟 (@x_hems) December 23, 2021
It’s Philadelphia Miles…what do you expect
— Jerry Jones Burner (@Dallas_Burner) December 22, 2021
Asking Them To Stop Booing Just Means More Boos
Regardless of your stance on booing players, I think everyone can agree that asking fans to stop booing you is only going to cause some percentage of fans to boo even harder, louder, and more often.
Miles Sanders has put up 709 yards this season including back-to-back games with 100+ yards