As the NFL quarterback in the city of Kansas City, Matt Cassell is kind of a local celebrity. It only made sense to invite the Chiefs signal-caller to compete in the 2012 All-Star Legends and Celebrity Softball game at Kauffman Stadium. The fans, however, may have preferred it if he stayed home.
According to Gary Bedore of the Lawrence Journal-World, fans booed Cassel during pregame introductions but gave him a “polite applause” when he came to the plate to hit. Considering it was supposed to be a friendly softball game, that’s rough if it’s true.
Cassel supposedly wasn’t the only celebrity to hear boos throughout the evening, as fans also voiced their displeasure with Kansas basketball coach Bill Self. The difference with those boos is that they were rivalry boos, presumably coming from the Mizzou fans in attendance.
After the success he had filling in for Tom Brady with New England, Chiefs fans have expected much more from Cassel than what they’ve gotten over the past three years. Cassel had a decent year in 2010 when he threw 27 touchdowns and seven interceptions, but overall he has not lived up to the six-year, $63 million deal the Chiefs gave him. It sounds like that’s how the fans at Kauffman Stadium felt on Sunday as well.
H/T Pro Football Talk
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