This is pretty gruesome. I’m not going to act like I know what happened leading up to this, because I don’t. From the sounds of things, the Broncos fan was bragging in San Diego that the Broncos won, and got his ass kicked. In this video, it doesn’t look like he shied away from the fight too much, but that might have just been self-defense. Again, I wasn’t there, so I can’t tell you the specifics.
What I can tell you, is that I won’t do what other sports fanbases do to Philly when something like this happens. If a video surfaced of an Eagles fan doing this to a Giants or Cowboys fan, than most social media commenters, and some national sports personalities, would talk about how Philadelphia is such an awful sports city. They might even say, “Stay class Philly.” I’m not going to do that to San Diego, even with as convenient as saying, “Stay classy San Diego” would be.
Instead I’m going to use this as a perfect example, to what I am constantly saying about Philadelphia fans, which I just so happen to be. When we hear about idiot Eagles’ fans beating a Lions’ fan unconscious or see videos of an Eagles’ fan spitting on a Saints fan, those are the outliers in the fanbase, not an accurate representation of an entire fanbase.
In both cases of the fighters, I’m sure they did something wrong. You can’t just parade around San Diego celebrating a Broncos’ win over the Chargers, and expect people not to get mad. On the same token, you can’t take being a fan to this level. I look at both as being wrong, but that doesn’t make me feel like Chargers’ or Broncos’ fans are bad. Two people aren’t a whole fanbase, they are two fraud fans, who should be considered that, rather than the voice of an entire fanbase. And any past or future incidents involving Philly fans should be looked at that same way.