The Lions keep trying to kill irony, and it simply will not die.
First serial penalty getter Ndamukong Suh told his teammates they had to stop getting so many penalties, and now the man in charge of one of the most-arrested franchises off the field and aggressive on it is calling someone else “thugs.”
Specifically, Lions vice chairman Bill Ford referred to the Bears that way, during a speech at the team’s annual Courage House dinner last night.
“It was really alive, and it was alive when we played those same bunch of thugs on Monday Night a couple [years ago],” Ford said, via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. “When this place gets going it’s electric and we do have wonderful fans. Our fans are amazing and we would love to pay them back and bring home a winner, and I love the way this team is playing right now.”
The audience apparently laughed at the remark, and a team spokesman called Birkett after the fact to underscore the humorous nature of the comment.
Just as someone should call and remind Ford about what people living in glass houses should and should not do with their rock collections.