Cassel has been the subject to criticism all season for costly turnovers, and four more at home on Sunday didn't help his case. However, after the game, Kansas City offensive lineman Eric Winston ripped into Chiefs fans for their poor sportsmanship.
The whole interview can be heard above as Winston states how he has "never been more embarrassed in my life to play football than at that moment right there."
Winston brings up several good points in his rant, including that athletes put their bodies on the line for the entertainment of the fans. We live in an age where people look to escape their own real world issues through sports. We don't see athletes as people, but superheroes who are immortal and can never do wrong; when in fact athletes are people just like us who have their own issues and faults. No one is perfect, and I applaud Winston for sticking up for what is right and saying what needed to be said. It wasn't disrespectful and he acted like a true leader. Hopefully a lesson can be made from all of this and we can maybe see that professional athletes are people first.
TL;DR Eric Winston of the Kansas City Chiefs went on a post-game rant after the home fans cheered for Matt Cassel getting knocked out of Sunday's game.
Eric Winston rips fans' reaction [ESPN]
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