Fan Asked To Take Off #Redskins McNabb Jersey

Fan Asked To Take Off Redskins McNabb Jersey

by Tim McManus on Aug 11, 2010

BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Something on the sideline of Eagles practice Wednesday morning garnered a lot of attention – and it had nothing to do with the play on the field.

A fan wearing a Donovan McNabb No. 5 Redskins jersey was asked to remove it. The reason? The fan said the security guard told him Andy Reid took notice.

The fan, 43-year-old Jim Devlin from King of Prussia, did not put up a fight when asked to take the jersey off, nor was he escorted from the practice field.

Devlin said he wore the same jersey at the Phillies game the other night. His motivation for donning the Redskins McNabb jersey is two-fold.

“I’m a type of guy that likes to stir the pot a little bit,” said Devlin.

“I’m an Eagles fan, but I really like Donovan McNabb. For somebody that is a borderline Hall of Fame guy, people kind of treated him unfairly. There’s always that chance you’ll miss him when he’s gone, especially when it’s October and he throws four touchdowns up on you.”

Contrary to reports, my understanding is there is not a standing policy that prohibits fans from wearing opponents’ jerseys on the Eagles practice field. It is more of a preference.

“I wasn’t trying to cause a problem with the team or anything like that,” said Devlin.

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Wow…is everyone in Philly a douche bag?

Author: Joel Vincent

Growth Hacker and wine lover

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