Did Fans Spit on Robert Henson?
This week just needs to end.
I was reading the blog that Phillip Daniels writes for TheHogs.Net, and I came across yet another reference to fans spitting on players. (Two Redskins players this week told me that they heard from others that fans were spitting on players, but neither said they saw or felt this in person.) Anyhow, here's what Daniels wrote:
Robert is a hard working young man who will be a good player in this league. One thing that you might not know is that Robert had bottle tops thrown at him, and had fans spit on him as he was leaving to field to get to the locker room. As fans I feel that you cannot let your unhappiness about what happened on the field get the best of you to the point that you have to stoop to this level. He was really upset about this, and he found his way to his Twitter account, and he didn't handle the booing or the situation the right way. He knows his mistake and I guarantee you, on his behalf, that this will never happen again.
The spitting thing is just really, really, really, really hard for me to believe. Maybe someone spilled a drink or something, but I don't see Redskins fans spitting on backup linebackers.
Daniels also addressed the boos, with the same wise tone that has made him one of the team's better quotes on this issue this week.
The Washington Redskins have some of the best fans in the country so why not be passionate about the way your team plays? The boo's show that the fans expect a lot out of our team this year, and that this was not by any means our best performance. I understood the booing at halftime but come on, not in victory formation. LOL. Don't let your fustrations get the best of you to the point that you forget that we are kneeling to win the game.
I won't say I blame you fans for booing because I can sense the aggravation. It wasn't a real entertaining game, but at the same time, it was a win.....We get booed on the road every week, so at home we need your support. We want you to get the other team aggravated. We don't want to be out there and hear booing and think we're letting people down.
THN also has an interview up with Andre Carter, in which he also discussed the boos.
It was unfortunate that the crowd booed. I don't know what those emotions were directed to. Maybe it was the team, offense, defense or maybe the fans expected a blowout. I have no clue. Fans are people, too, and emotions are something we are all blessed with. Everyone is human and I don't fault them for acting in that manner. I have to take it with a grain of salt and know that despite it all, I still love my Redskin fans. They are loud and proud.
Just win big on Sunday and all will be well. Because I don't want to hear what FedEx might sound like otherwise.
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