The guy who signs Winston’s checks weighed in today, defending the bulk of his customers.
While Winston raged about the cheers he heard when quarterback Matt Cassel went down with a concussion, Chiefs chairman and CEO Clark Hunt said those cheers came from a small few.
Hunt issued a statement, via the team’s official website, which said:
“Over the last few days, there has been a lot of talk about our fans, and I feel like it’s important to set the record straight.
“I know our fans. They are passionate, hardworking, loyal, educated football fans, and they are the heart and soul of the Arrowhead experience. They know cheering an injury to anyone in any stadium is unacceptable.
“I want to make it perfectly clear:
“A small few who may have cheered when Matt went down do not accurately represent the best fans in the National Football League. Period.”
As Winston said when he acknowledged it wasn’t 70,000, it doesn’t matter if it was 7,000 or 700. One is too many.