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Who Are The Worst Sports Fans?

GQ recently compiled their list of the 15 worst fanbases in sports. It’s no surprise that one city’s fanbase stood out more than the rest. I will warn you that some of the writing in the GQ article contains strong language (must click on link below excerpt for full story) not suitable for children. If you take your child to a game in Philly, I promise you they will hear much worse. Here is an excerpt from the GQ article.

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1. Philadelphia Eagles and Philadelphia Phillies

Over the years, Philadelphia fans have booed Santa Claus, their own star players, and most absurdly, the recipient of America’s very first hand transplant, whose crime was dribbling in a ceremonial first pitch—thrown with his freshly transplanted hand. Boooo! Admittedly, there are some things fans have cheered. Like Michael Irvin’s career-ending neck injury and a fan being tased on the outfield grass. Things reached their nadir last season, when Citizens Bank Park played host to arguably the most heinous incident in the history of sports: A drunken fan intentionally vomited on an 11-year-old girl. The truth is this: All told, Philadelphia stadiums house the most monstrous collection of humanity outside of the federal penal system. “Some of these people would boo the crack in the Liberty Bell,” baseball legend Pete Rose once said. More likely, these savages would have thrown the battery that cracked it.
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The Meanest Fans in America

I learned a few things reading the list, like the West Virginia Mountaineer fans desire to commit arson. However, many of the fanbases listed were already notorious for the reasons given. While the Lakers were the one NBA team on the list, they were the one fanbase that made the list for being shallow and not caring enough about their team, while the other culprits heinous behavior (due to an overdose of fanaticism) landed them on the list.

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