Kansas City Chiefs offensive tackle Eric Winston has a message for fans booing their injured quarterback.
Kansas City Chiefs offensive tackle Eric Winston was none too pleased with fans who cheered when quarterback Matt Cassel suffered a concussion in the second half of a Week 5 loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. In a post-game interview, Winston ripped into fans who jeered the Chiefs' struggling quarterback.
Arrowhead Pride, SB Nation's Chiefs blog, has the full breakdown on Winston's reprimand.
But when you cheer, when you cheer somebody getting knocked out, I don't care who it is, and it just so happened to be Matt Cassel -- it's sickening. It's 100 percent sickening. I've been in some rough times on some rough teams, I've never been more embarrassed in my life to play football than in 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, hasn't done anything to you people. Hasn't done anything to the media writers that kill him, hasn't done anything wrong to the people that come out here and cheer him. Hey, if he's not the best quarterback then 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 have 70,000 people cheering that he got knocked out?