The Philadelphia Eagles were in the midst of a great season as they faced off against the Los Angeles Rams, who were also having a great season, but only one of those teams would leave with a healthy QB after the game.
Carson Wentz was putting up an MVP type of season and it was cut short after he tore his ACL trying to dive for a touchdown that didn’t even count. What wasn’t hard to spot was the many fans on social media overcome with joy at the Eagles misfortune and most of them seem to come out from the Dallas Cowboys fan base.
Their reason why? Because Eagles fans cheered Michael Irvin during his career ending injury against the Eagles back in 1999. For that reason, the former Dallas Cowboys WR had to speak out and ripped the fan base for doing such a despicable thing.
“At first, I feel so bad for that. And I’m on social media. Tell people be gone with that,” IrvinÂ said on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas. “Just because of the ignorance that some people displayed when I got hurt in Philadelphia, there’s no need to have any kind of malice or any kind of pride or whatever you want to call it in watching this young kid get hurt. I felt horrified.”
“We’ve had enough, and I want our young quarterbacks. They excite the game. Carson Wentz,Â Deshaun Watson. I don’t want to see those guys not on the football field, they’re our future. And as much as people talk about the number of the game being down and people turning away from the game, those are the guys that are going to keep people tuned in.Â
“It doesn’t show that you’ve got more team pride in hoping bad on this man for your team. It’s just not right.”
As for Wentz — WEll, Irvin is a fan and can’t wait for his return.
“I’m praying for him, I hate to see it happen to him,” Irvin said. “And I thank God they have better techniques now to do these surgeries than the barbaric ways when I had my surgery. So hopefully we can get him back real soon and get him back healthy.”