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McCoy snatches flag from Redskins fan

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As the Eagles prepared to try to win a game at home for the first time since September 30, 2012, it’s not surprising that fans of the visiting team would be tempted to claim Lincoln Financial Field as their own.

That’s precisely what a Washington fan did before Sunday’s game against the Eagles, unfurling a “This is Redskins Country” flag near one of the tunnels.

Enter Eagles running back LeSean McCoy, who ripped the flag away from the fan, balled it up, and threw it on the ground.

The development came after McCoy showed up at the game wearing a Raiders vest, which presumably none of McCoy’s teammates ripped off of him.

Chances are the league office will consider ripping a little money out of McCoy’s pocket.

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19 Responses to “McCoy snatches flag from Redskins fan”
  1. by2117 says: Nov 17, 2013 1:54 PM

    For what? He did nothing wrong.

  2. ravenswhat says: Nov 17, 2013 1:55 PM

    That wasn’t McCoy, somebody hacked him.

  3. briang123 says: Nov 17, 2013 2:00 PM

    That was so mean of him. Goodell should put him in timeout.

  4. jdmcmill says: Nov 17, 2013 2:04 PM

    let me guess, the fan will sue and want season tix for life and 100k worth of hot dogs….

  5. jrs45 says: Nov 17, 2013 2:12 PM

    Pulled a hammy

  6. Gordon says: Nov 17, 2013 2:14 PM

    Lady Gaga getting all dramatic again.

  7. j0esixpack says: Nov 17, 2013 2:15 PM

    Actually this explains a lot…

    It may be that the Eagles have been under the impression they’ve been playing Flag Football for the entire season.

    (Hey – if Goodell has his way, they will be!)

  8. doctorrustbelt says: Nov 17, 2013 2:18 PM

    “So I snatched it all away from him and I showed him how to do it right”

    – Frank Zappa

  9. jakec4 says: Nov 17, 2013 2:27 PM

    That was pretty awesome. The Redskins fan definitely asked for it trying to shove it in McCoy’s face as close as he could.

  10. fdugrad says: Nov 17, 2013 2:32 PM

    Well, he certainly isn’t Rick Monday.

  11. beerbudsnbevo says: Nov 17, 2013 2:37 PM

    doctorrustbelt says:
    Nov 17, 2013 2:18 PM
    “So I snatched it all away from him and I showed him how to do it right”

    – Frank Zappa

    …………………….

    Who you jivin with that cosmic debris….

  12. attyken says: Nov 17, 2013 2:42 PM

    McCoy should tell Goodell that he is part Indian and that he found the flag offensive.

    Where is logicalvoice today? The Redskins are getting whipped not once but twice by a gimmicky college coach with a third round QB.

  13. abninf says: Nov 17, 2013 3:04 PM

    The fan got bullied. We need an investigation.

  14. craigkintexas says: Nov 17, 2013 3:31 PM

    Karma

  15. offendedforyou says: Nov 17, 2013 6:08 PM

    I’m a Redskins fan, and have NO issue with this whatsoever. Look, as much as you want it to be, the NFL isn’t Disney on Ice. It’s the NFL, and opposing fans should be INTIMIDATED to go into an opposing team’s stadium. I love the move by Shady. And I’m a Redskins fan!

  16. ialwayswantedtobeabanker says: Nov 17, 2013 8:16 PM

    Good thing that Redskin fan didn’t have a better grip on that flag – or he could have easily been pulled over the rail and landed on his head or neck. His center of gravity and body lean were already near a tipping point – so it wouldn’t have taken much.

  17. dlightner13 says: Nov 17, 2013 11:16 PM

    I love it.. he probably will take a fine for it.. but the fan taunted him and shady made him look dumb.. and did to him exactly whatb the fan was trying to do..

  18. myeaglescantwin says: Nov 18, 2013 11:55 AM

    logical voices should be telling you that is the smartest things the fans can do too.

    take all your flags, all those jerseys you BOUGHT LAST YEAR
    roll em up and throw them away.
    you won’t need them for another 20 years

  19. skinsfolife says: Nov 19, 2013 6:11 PM

    I hope Mccoy has to pay handsomely for his antics. The eagles are a flash in the pan. I don’t think the birds win another game all year.

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