This Week in Bad NFL Crowd Behavior: Redskins and Eagles Fans Get Violent in Washington


We’ve long been critical of drunken, violent, and otherwise belligerent NFL fan behavior around these parts. This season, we will periodically spotlight poor conduct throughout the league.

Week 1 of the NFL season featured an NFC East rivalry game between the Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Redskins at Fedex Field. Emotions ran high, and the crowd got rowdy on numerous occasions. Above (via Stadium and Yardbarker), there was pushing and shoving between an Eagles fan and a Washington fan after the Eagles fan got loud in support of his team.

“SHUT! UP!” The Redskins fan said.

“No! F*ck no!” The Eagles fan replied. “Make me shut up!”

The Redskins fan got up to confront the Eagles fan, who was already standing. Pushing and shoving promptly ensued.

Then it what appears to be a separate confrontation (via Deadspin), one fan wailed away at another, throwing several hard punches at the fan who was down on the ground.

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“Ya’ll teammates, man,” someone is heard saying in the background of the video — implying that the tussle was between two Redskins backers.

What’s the difference? No matter who these fans were rooting for, their behavior was entirely unacceptable, and far too commonplace around the NFL. The league must do more to curb the unruliness.

Watch above.

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