Eric Winston's Response to Fans Cheering Matt Cassel's Injury

Fans in KC cheer Cassel's concussion, Winston finds it '100 percent sickening'

10/8/12 in NFL   |   Matthew_Shovlin   |   735 respect

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Matt Cassel has been far from what Chiefs fans had hoped after acquiring him via trade back in 2009. He's put together a 19-25 record along with a 78.2 quarterback rating since arriving in Kansas City, and the fans - along with the organization - seem ready to go in a different direction at the position. However, it was shocking to hear the fans at Arrowhead Stadium show their radical displeasure with their signal caller after he took a hit and laid motionless on the turf - they gave an energetic, yet sarcastic cheer to the injured Cassel.

After the game, offensive tackle Eric Winston expressed his rancor with the fans' actions:



Winston is right. You may want to destroy your opponent on the scoreboard. You may want to hit them hard and inflict pain. Or perhaps, you may want your starting quarterback to get benched. However, when someone suffers a serious injury - regardless of which team he plays for or how bad of a player he is - the game is pushed aside. It becomes more about the health of a person than the score of a game. Even opposing players get down on a knee and support their injured adversary. To cheer for the injury of a player is classless, regardless of who the player is.

Kansas City has great fans, so it's surprising to see this out of them. Maybe all the scumbags in the area just happened to buy tickets to the same game.
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10/9/12   |   PurrsAlot   |   1606 respect

NittanyJon wrote:
This incident could have happened anywhere in America. Our culture is way too violent and needs to be moderate.

don't hold your breath.  The sport is taught to be this way from the early stages of learning it.  It is deeply entrenched in the players and fans.  The fans need action and they love to see adversity and pain and hard hits that knock someone out.  Hence, mixed martial arts and ultimate fighting.  Just a blood sport.  FIGHT CLUB was ahead of the curve in this regard.

10/9/12   |   NittanyJon   |   245 respect

This incident could have happened anywhere in America. Our culture is way too violent and needs to be moderate.

10/9/12   |   PurrsAlot   |   1606 respect

Welcome to the Roman Empire!  Ugh, disgusting!

10/8/12   |   JuJu_52   |   7789 respect

Very tactless to cheer when ANY player is injured!  I agree with Eric Winston 100%!  

10/8/12   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

These idiots realize that if Cassel is hurt, they're stuck with Brady Quinn, right? Do they really think he's a better option?