A video showing two New England Patriots fans being yelled at by a Las Vegas Raiders fan following Sunday’s wild endgame between the two teams has gone viral.
Social media exploded, praising the Patriots fan for keeping his composure while the woman appeared to harass him relentlessly.
This story was reported by Sports Illustrated.
Someone find me this man. I owe him a beer. Entire game this lady was chirping at him for CHEERING for the Patriots in “her” stadium. Absolute shit ending for NE & she’s up in his face. He stayed calm after seeing the worst loss ever. I know I wouldn’t. He deserves some love. pic.twitter.com/gaKuSv3YqO
— Babz (@BabzOnTheMic)
December 21, 2022
After the game, fan Jerry Edmond received a call from Patriots owner Robert Kraft inviting him to his home on Saturday to watch the game against the Bengals. Edmond shared a recording of Kraft’s message with League of Justice before an interview.
“I just want you to know that I think you represented our team in a very classy way,” Kraft said.
Edmond flew to Las Vegas to watch his first NFL game and said two Raiders fans were giving him a hard time. He mentioned that at no time did he yell at them or disrespect them, but the woman said he “had some foul language” about Raiders quarterback Derek Carr. Edmond recalled that all he said was, “That’s the Derek Carr I know. »
As the Patriots tied the game, Edmond said, “Raiders fans, I think it’s time to go home. Hearing this, the woman’s husband approached him and said, “Oh, so are you talking to me?” »
He went on to explain that the couple went to sit next to him and harassed him the whole match and at one point they got more and more aggressive as the match went on. . The video of the woman screaming and swearing in Edmond’s face was recorded after New England lost the game when Jakobi Meyers returned the ball for a touchdown via a clumsy side attempt pass in the final seconds of regulation time. the score was equal.
“I wasn’t going to freak out and do everything I could to avoid making a big scene,” Edmond explained. I didn’t want to ruin someone else’s party either. At the end of the day, I came here to have fun. I wasn’t going to let her ruin my experience. »