Mike Scott will not be disciplined for his involvement in a scuffle with Philadelphia followers forward of Sunday’s Redskins-Eagles opener, however the 76ers ahead hopefully discovered to not put on rival colours in Philly.
It began when Scott, a Virginia native who was traded from the Clippers to the Sixers final season, posted a photograph of himself on Twitter sporting a Redskins jersey and hat earlier than heading to the sport. Some followers tried to warn him it was an unsafe transfer, however Scott did not appear to care.
“What gon happen,” Scott replied to 1 consumer.
Issues escalated when Scott reached Lincoln Monetary Discipline and approached an Eagles tailgate to take footage of a coffin surrounded by Redskins paraphernalia. Although he was accompanied by Sixers safety, Scott was unrecognized and have become engaged with some hostile followers.
Issues ultimately bought bodily after some tailgaters reportedly shouted racial slurs in Scott’s path. Video of the incident, which incorporates specific language, reveals followers going after Scott whilst he’s being led away from the realm.
In accordance with the PhillyVoice, a staff spokesman confirmed the Sixers reviewed the matter and mentioned it with Scott however will not be treating it as a disciplinary incident. Moderately than punish Scott, the Sixers will as a substitute assessment their insurance policies relating to safety at public occasions.
“This was an unfortunate and isolated incident, and it is no way representative of the Philadelphia fan base as a whole,” the spokesman stated. “This city has incredible fans and we appreciate their passion and support.”
Regardless of the incident, Scott later posted a photograph from his seat confirming he made it contained in the stadium.
However his day was nonetheless spoiled because the Eagles rallied for a 32-27 comeback victory.