Say what you want about Eagles fans—I’m a Giants fan, so it won’t bother me!—but if nothing else, they’re a passionate bunch. They want to win and, if they’re not winning, they’re likely booing their team. So when the Buccaneers beat up on the Eagles on Sunday afternoon en route to a 45-17 victory at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Eagles fans booed. A lot.

Eagles offensive lineman Lane Johnson didn’t like it. So when he was asked about all of the booing by Birds 24/7 in the locker room, he provided a very honest answer that featured him taking several shots at his team’s fans. His quotes were released this afternoon.

“If we get down by any significant amount of points or we don’t make any first downs, we’re going to get booed,” he said. “That’s just kind of how it is. It’s not really home field advantage playing here anymore. Really, that’s the truth. Cats here, they really don’t care.”

As you would imagine, those comments did not sit well with a lot of Philly fans. They took to Twitter to respond with comments like this:

Johnson’s name started trending on Twitter a short time later, and Johnson wasted no time issuing an apology:

 

Philly fans were very understanding after he sent out his apology and…oh, who are we kidding?

Fortunately for Johnson, the Eagles play on the road this week against the Lions. But the next home game should be lots of fun for him, especially if the team continues to struggle.

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[via Birds 24/7]