Rex Ryan was asked if he expects to see Cowboys fans at the game in the stands Sunday Night and the head coach said that they shouldn’t wear “Cowboys Stuff”. Now Jets fans, PLEASE don’t take that to mean that if you do see Cowboys garb that you won’t take the heckling too far. You can talk, but don’t touch, fight, etc.
Jets Play on 9/11
Take if from a Jets fan who visits other stadiums often. I can handle all the verbal abuse, but when you take it to the next level, it’s not fun. Trust me, I was wearing my Jets stuff at the AFC Championship game in Pittsburgh and let’s just say that we were abused for wearing green. It was razzing beyond tolerable. Hands were placed on many Jets fans for just being. Please don’t be like the Steelers fans.
Not to defend Rex, but he was probably shooting from the hip, but I’m going to say it wasn’t the smartest thing to say. The game is for 9/11 and it’s much bigger than the Jets and Cowboys Sunday night. I know Jets fans, and we don’t act like that, but if you do, expect to see the Yellow Jacket swarm.
“I don’t know why they’d be here,” Ryan said. “They’re coming into our stadium. It’s probably not recommended that you wear Cowboys stuff, I would think.”
Ryan made the remark off the cuff, but it is not the smartest message to deliver in light of recent fan violence at stadiums in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Just this week, a soccer fan in England was attacked outside Wembley Stadium and died.
Ryan clearly wasn’t advocating violence, but there will be enough problems with an 8:20 p.m. start to open the season without him inciting fans.