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Austin Collie Injury: Why Philadelphia Eagles Fans Should Be Ashamed

Published by Alek Frost on November 8, 2010
Article Source: Bleacher Report - Indianapolis Colts

I've never taken issue with how Philadelphia Eagles fans react to situations on the field, not even the infamous Santa Claus booing that happened many years before I was born.

But after the rumble of boos and applause following a scary injury to Colts wideout Austin Collie due to a questionable penalty being called, I have to question their reaction.

Let me begin by saying I believe the hit on Collie was completely legal and a penalty never should have been called.

Collie was not a defenseless receiver, and although there was minor helmet-to-helmet contact, it happened after initial contact with Collie leaning down in an attempt to protect his ribs and was not intentional.

Despite the legality of the hit and a penalty being called that I believe never should have been, there are certain instances in which questionable ca...

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