Eagles players continue to rip Greg Hardy for plane banner stunt
An effort to by Dallas Cowboys fans to troll the Philadelphia Eagles by flying an airplane banner over practice continues to be the talk of the team’s camp, specifically how the stunt was wholeheartedly endorsed and partially funded by Greg Hardy.
Several Eagles players have come forward to hammer the new Cowboys defensive end for what they deem as the kind of foolish shenanigans unbecoming an NFL player.
The fans who came up with the idea decided to reach out to Hardy on social media to ask for his assistance, a request he accommodated by donating $300 to the cause on the movement’s Go Fund Me page. To date, over $4,000 has been raised, well exceeding the originally stated goal of $1,350.
The scheme reportedly went off without a hitch, as an airplane did fly over Eagles practice trailing a banner that read, “WE STILL DEM BOYZ!!!! #SACKSCOMIN.”
Let’s just say the Eagles didn’t think it was all that clever.
“A waste of money,” Eagles tackle Lane Johnson told NJ.com, via Eye on Football. “I think he’s a hothead and gets carried away with himself. He’s going to have his hands full with [Jason Peters], I promise you that.”
Linebacker DeMeco Ryans echoed his teammate’s sentiments about the smack talk stunt.
“It’s no big deal,” he said, via a tweet from The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Zach Berman. “We’re not concerned about them, but it seems like they’re concerned about us.”
Defensive end Fletcher Cox found it especially distasteful that the banner flew over the practice during the performance of the national anthem.
“It would rub anybody the wrong way,” he said. “We came here today to salute the soldiers and then you look up during the national anthem and you see something like that. … I think it was real disrespectful to us and to the people who serve us.”
Even nose tackle Bennie Logan, whom Eagles beat writer Ed Kracz notes in a tweet is “one of the nicest guys on the team,” couldn’t help but rip Hardy for playing a role in the banner.
“Shows what kind of character they have,” he said. “That’s pretty stupid of them.”
(image via Jeff Skversky/Twitter)