“We’re still in the City of Brotherly Love, just looking for the love.”
Mankato businessman Steve Wegman was in Phildelphia Monday morning, after attending the NFC Championship matchup between the Eagles and the Minnesota Vikings the night before.
Wegman said he and his wife Danni have been to a number of Vikings games in many different cities, “And you’re always prepared for some razzing and whatnot, but what we saw was just crazy. We’re walking into the game and someone is kicking you in the butt, you turn around and they’re like, ‘Come back here, come back if you want more.’ And it’s like, ‘Are you kidding me?'”
They purchased club seats, thinking they might be exposed to less bad behavior, but Wegman said that didn’t turn out to be the case. “We sit down, and next thing you know there’s literally guys running down the bleachers to come look at you and give you the finger gestures, and saying this, that, and whatnot, and yelling at Danni. Someone poured a drink over her head after that first touchdown. It was crazy,” he said.
The Wegmans and others opted not to finish watching the game from those seats, and he said, “After halftime we sat out by the bar with almost everybody else from Mankato. A, trying to get over the score, and B, trying to figure out how we’re going to get out of here alive.”
Still, Wegman said for every combative Eagles fan there were ten others who apologized for the behavior of others…but he isn’t sure he’d every go to another game at Lincoln Financial Field.