They take their football seriously in Philadelphia. Even scholarly types can go overboard when their beloved Eagles lose.
During the fourth quarter of Philadelphia's 27-24 televised loss to the Detroit Lions, the Fox network handling the broadcast showed an angry Eagles fan shouting as the telecast broke for a commercial.
The angry fan was identified as Eric Furda, the University of Pennsylvania's dean of admissions since 2008, according to the The Philadelphia Inquirer.
The clip quickly went viral, as it resonated with other angry Eagles fans.
Furda took a more apologetic tone Monday morning.
"After further review of the play I will take the 15 yard penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct," Furda tweeted. "But I will not lose my passion for Philadelphia and Penn sports!"
After further review of the play I will take the 15 yard penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct But I will not lose my passion for Philadelphia and Penn sports! Thanks for all the interview requests but we have a game on Thursday to get ready for which I will watch at home!— Eric J. Furda (@DeanFurda) September 23, 2019
The Eagles, who have lost two straight games after beating Washington in their season opener, travel to Green Bay to face the Packers at Lambeau Field on Thursday night.
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