The Minnesota Vikings were one win away from being the first in NFL history to play a Super Bowl in their home stadium. Instead, a 38-7 blowout loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC Championship means Minnesota has to host the team that ended its season.
And Vikings fans are a tad bitter about it.
With people attempting to travel for the game, Vikings fans urged Minnesotans not to let Eagles fans stay via Airbnb — an online marketplace that allows people to rent or lease their properties:
Pro tip for TC people airbnb’ing their properties for the Super Bowl:— norviscotia. (@angelakay629) January 22, 2018
Screen for @Eagles fans. Don’t give em a place to stay here.
PSA: don’t let any philly fans rent your home via Airbnb!!— Julia Muñoz (@julia_munoz9) January 22, 2018
And it seems like it’s a real problem for Eagles fans. One Reddit user posted an email from Airbnb that said one homeowner association banned all short-term renting until after the Super Bowl.
That policy affects both Eagles and Patriots fans, though. And it’s not that difficult to understand why homeowners would be wary of renting to rowdy football fans after watching Philadelphia grease up lampposts with Crisco to keep people from climbing and wreaking havoc.
But Vikings fans are also planning on messing with Eagles fans in other ways too — like signing up to be Uber drivers and dropping off visitors from Philadelphia in wrong places.
I liked the suggestion on @BDandG963 this morning, where everyone signs up to be a Uber/Lyft drivers and drop Eagles fans off at random locations.— Gina (@Peril_in_Pink) January 23, 2018
Going to sign up as a Uber Driver just so I can drop Eagles fans off at random places...— David Landsteiner (@deltalima21) January 23, 2018
Have fun in Minnesota, Eagles fans, but beware: Not everyone is happy you’re visiting.