The fact that Bears fans have gotten to the point where they are ready to start burning Jay Cutler’s jersey is not a surprise. Cutler was awful in an embarrassing loss to the Packers last week and played poorly again in Chicago’s win over the Rams on Sunday. What is somewhat surprising, however, is seeing a fellow Chicago sports legend partake in the festivities.
According to TMZ.com, the video you see above was taken inside Stanley’s Kitchen and Tap in Downtown Chicago. While it is nearly impossible to make out, the man holding the burning paper that is setting fire to Cutler’s jersey is supposedly former Chicago Blackhawk Chris Chelios. People in the bar are clearly chanting Chelios’ name, which makes it easier to believe.
In case Chelios helping disgruntled Bears fans burn a Cutler jersey isn’t entertaining enough for you, a source also told TMZ that Chelios said “Cutler’s nothing but a bitch” while the festivities were underway. It appears as though Cutler has lost the respect of the fans and at least one Hall of Famer since he shoved and yelled at his teammate over a week ago.
On a side note, this bar must follow a pretty lenient safety code to just allow patrons to light a jersey on fire right out in the open. Of all the great jersey burning videos we’ve seen over the years, this particular type of venue is a first.Google+