If you haven’t been on social media over the last couple of days, you’ve probably missed the numerous justifications that have been given for the behavior of fans outside of Lincoln Financial Field before and after the NFC Championship Game. From throwing full beer cans (which could, you know, cause serious injury) to imploring that a 99-year old grandmother that never harmed anyone. . .well, we won’t say what. . .there has been no shortage of excuses for the abandonment of any semblance of decency.
However, there’s one thing that we. . .and by “we,” I include myself. . .lose track of when it comes to these sorts of things. That’s the fact that for every individual that we see online exhibiting this sort of behavior, or for every loser that we see justifying it, there are numerous others that actually don’t have their heads jammed firmly up their asses.
The Mike Zimmer Foundation has provided us with an example of this, having just tweeted this out:
Man, for a bunch of people that allegedly “didn’t do nothin’,” there are apparently enough people out there that are embarrassed by the way their fellow man (or woman) acted that they’ve decided to show their support to the Minnesota Vikings’ coach and the team’s fans. It’s comforting to see that there are fans that don’t find the sort of garbage that we saw before and after Sunday’s game to be standard operating procedure.
Kudos to the good fans of Philadelphia for showing their support for the Mike Zimmer Foundation, who will undoubtedly put it to good use.