The scene in Kansas City turned ugly on Sunday, as Kansas City Chiefs QB, Matt Cassel lay on the turf for several minutes while fans cheered. Cassel has been a disappointment, to say the least, but fans cheering the injury of a player is something that isn’t normally seen this side of Philadelphia. Cassel eventually got up and left the field, diagnosed with a minor concussion.
In an interview after the game, Chiefs offensive lineman Eric Winston not only showed his support for Cassel, but his anger towards the fans and their reaction to the injury.
“It’s 100 percent sickening. I’ve never, ever — and I’ve been in some rough times on some rough teams — I’ve never been more embarrassed in my life to play football than at that moment right there. I get emotional about it because these guys, they work their butts off. Matt Cassel hasn’t done anything to you people. Hey, if he’s not the best quarterback, he’s not the best quarterback, and that’s OK, but he’s a person and he got knocked out in a game and we’ve got 70,000 people cheering that he got knocked out.” Even the Ravens players thought it was sad that the Kansas City fans cheered their own players’ injury.
It is unknown whether Matt Cassel will be cleared, medically, to play in next week’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. If he is unable to go, Brady Quinn will likely get the start.