Thursday, February 8, 2018

Philly Radio: Mike Missanelli Defends Fans' Celebration

“I didn’t want to be rude to her and yell, but I really wanted to yell at her,” WPEN 97.5 FM The Fanatic’s Mike Missanelli said of ESPN Radio’s Sarah Spain after she questioned the behavior of some Eagles fans after the team’s 41-33 win over the Patriots in Super Bowl LII.

According to, after the victory Sunday night, fans took to the streets to celebrate. And while the large majority gathered peacefully and without incident, a small minority of “knuckleheads” (as Mayor Kenney put it) engaged in destructive behavior that left some windows shattered, collapsed a hotel’s awning, led to one car being flipped on its side and left one convenience store looted.

Enter Missanelli, who appeared on Spain’s Spain and Fitz ESPN Radio show Monday night to discuss the Eagles’ win. After being asked his thoughts about the game, Missanelli didn’t appreciate being question about the behavior of Birds fans.

“I thought it was civil,” Missanelli said, pointing out that there were several arrests after a small riot in Boston. “Is that the first light post that’s ever been pulled down? There are going to be drunken fools that act up and do everything. But this Philadelphia narrative that everyone is from the third gates of hell is absurd.”

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