Posted by Josh Katzowitz
In a rather disgusting incident, Packers S Nick Collins, in the moments after Green Bay took a disappointing loss to the Bears on Monday Night Football, got into a confrontation with a Chicago fan.
Will got into it in this post, and as seen in this video on SPORTSbyBROOKS.com, Collins can be seen yelling and chucking his mouth guard into the stands.
He might have had a good reason to be upset.
Apparently, a Bears fan hurled the N-word slur at Collins and spit at him, hitting Collins in the face as he tried to give away his gloves to a Packers fan. Predictably – and understandably – that pissed off Collins. Now, as the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel writes, the NFL is looking into the incident.
"I was made aware of it by our security department," Packers coach Mike McCarthy said. "I have not seen the video. I know the NFL is looking into the matter. I understand Nick's story as far as what happened and what our security people that were there, and I support Nick 100 percent.”
These kinds of fans strike me as cowards of the highest order. Yeah, he could spit at Collins and use a racial epithet against him, because he was in the stands, about 10 feet above Collins.
But do you think if the fan met Collins on Lakeshore Drive, he’d have anything but nice things to say to Collins? It’d be something like, “Wow, Mr. Collins, it sure is great to meet you. I’m a big fan.”
There’d be no N-word, because the fan wouldn’t have a barrier protecting him from what I assume would be an angry, angry NFL player. A coward, I tell you.
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