Duracell battery company congratulates Eagles with controversial tweet
Philadelphia Eagles fans have been know to throw objects at their own and opposing players, most notably batteries. While this is a very dangerous activity that should in no way be encouraged, one battery manufacturer couldn’t help but brag about its place in team history after the Eagles beat the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII.
Check out the tweet that Duracell sent immediately following the game:
Batteries hold a sacred place in the history of Philly fans. Congratulations, Philadelphia, and Fly, Duracell, Fly. pic.twitter.com/qkEcPbFj4N
— Duracell (@Duracell) February 5, 2018
Some would say Duracell is encouraging Eagles fans to celebrate by doing whatever it is they do with batteries, which would be quite dangerous. Either way, the company obviously wasn’t going to miss out on some free publicity.
And if you think the whole battery-chucking thing is overblown, just ask Eagles coach Doug Pederson about it. When he first took the head coaching job in Philly, Pederson said fans threw batteries at him during his time as the team’s starting quarterback in 1999.
If they don’t have batteries, Philly fans have shown they will find other things to throw.