Earlier this week, the NFL put up posters and billboards around Sports Authority Field and downtown Denver to promote the regular season opener between the Baltimore Ravens and Denver Broncos. As you might expect, Broncos fans are not pleased about it.
The Ravens are the team that put an end to the Broncos’ Super Bowl hopes last year with an incredible comeback victory in the playoffs. Eventual Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco connected with Jacoby Jones on a 70-yard bomb to tie the game with 31 seconds remaining in regulation, and Baltimore went on to win in overtime. So local Denver sportscaster Vic Lombardi decided to represent the fans by vandalizing one of the Flacco signs.
Naturally, Lombardi has been getting torn apart on Twitter since his stunt on Tuesday. Someone else would have done it if he didn’t, and I’m sure this will open the door for others to follow his lead. It should be noted that vandalism is illegal, so it will be interesting to see if the local authorities have anything to say about it. Then again, they probably don’t want to look at Flacco’s face either.
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