If there's anything that Philadelphia Eagles fans know how to do, it's make a scene. They did exactly that ahead of the Eagles' Week 15 matchup against the Washington Football Team. A group of fans brought a box truck to Lincoln Financial Field, with “Goodell is a coward” plastered on all sides.
Eagles reporter Eliot Shorr-Parks tweeted a photo of the truck, parked in front of the Linc.
#Eagles fans making it known how they feel about the game being moved to Tuesday: pic.twitter.com/S1wlNYdcY8
— Eliot Shorr-Parks (@EliotShorrParks) December 21, 2021
The game, which was originally set for Sunday afternoon, was rescheduled to Tuesday night due to the massive COVID-19 outbreak in the Washington locker room. Eagles players and fans bashed the decision when the news broke, claiming that the schedule change gave Washington an unfair advantage.
Eagles' star cornerback Darius Slay was extremely vocal about the decision on Twitter. He pointed out that the Birds will have to play on Tuesday, then have an extremely short week to prepare for another NFC East matchup on Sunday.
The box truck also says “#rogerbadell,” a play on the NFL commissioner's last name. The truck came from a popular group of fans in Philadelphia, known as “Phans of Philly.” They travel to all four of Philadelphia's major sports teams' games, tailgating and bringing the home game energy to road games.
The Eagles and Washington are both fighting for a spot in the playoffs, making this a crucial game for both NFC East teams. They both sit in the middle of their division with identical records of 6-7.