Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan grew up in Exton, Pennsylvania. That’s not far from Philadelphia, and so he had plenty of family members in the crowd at Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday.
Knowing how Philadelphia fans can be, they were discreet.
Per CBS Philly, Ryan’s family members concealed their Falcons colors and Ryan jerseys on Sunday.
It’s a smart move, and it’s not specific to Philadelphia. In many NFL cities, fans of the home team don’t take kindly to fans of the road team.
Even when the road team is led by a hometown boy made very good.