Philadelphia Eagles fans are not exactly known for showing hospitality to visiting fans and players, and Case Keenum and his family got a first-hand look at that during the NFC Championship Game on Sunday.
Keenum, who threw two interceptions in a 38-7 loss, arranged for some family members to sit in the stands at Lincoln Financial Field to watch his Minnesota Vikings try to clinch a Super Bowl berth. It sounds like Keenum’s family had as much fun in the stands as the quarterback had on the field.
Keenum on how his family was treated in Philly Sunday night: "It was tough. I'm not gonna tell you any stories…there was some situations that were not good. I'm glad I had some of my friends there to intercede. It was tough on everyone, not just us on the field."
— Justin Gaard (@jgkfan) January 23, 2018
Unfortunately, this has become a pattern for the families of visiting players in Philly. In fact, Eagles fans have even been known to go after the family members of their own players, as former linebacker Casey Matthews could tell you. One star quarterback’s family once made the wise decision to hide their team’s colors when they were watching a game in Philadelphia.
Earlier this season, Washington Redskins running back Chris Thompson spoke about how hostile things can get at Lincoln Financial Field. He also said NFL rookies are told to keep their families away from road games in Philadelphia. The Super Bowl may not be in Philly, but Eagles fans are sure to make their presence felt in Minneapolis.