There's an old saying that goes something like, "People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones." Apparently, no one informed the Buffalo Bills of that timeless proverb.
A week after referring to the NY Jets as a dirty team and calling them "disrespectful," multiple Bills players were involved in a verbal and physical scuffle with fans during their team's Week 12 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.
Bills defensive linemen Jordan Phillips and Shaq Lawson were seen shouting back and forth with Eagles fans during the game. Lawson even approached one of the fans and shoved them before being escorted away by security.
The incident was captured on video and posted to social media.
Bills players' actions suggest hypocrisy after comments about the NY Jets
This comes one week after Bills left tackle Dion Dawkins ranted about the Jets in his postgame press conference. Dawkins insisted he was "not a fan of the Jets," saying that his team's AFC East rival had "very disrespectful players."
Dawkins was notably involved in an incident with Jets defensive end Micheal Clemons during and immediately after the Week 11 matchup. Clemons confronted Dawkins in the tunnel after the game, nearly sparking a brawl between the two teams.
Phillips' actions in this situation are even more notable given his extensive history with situations like this. Just last week, Phillips was penalized for headbutting Jets offensive guard Chris Glaser on New York's very first drive of the game. A week later, he's face-to-face arguing with an opposing fan.
It's become abundantly clear that these two teams do not like each other. There is genuine bad blood between the Jets and Bills, and Dawkins' sentiment about the Jets is likely a mutual feeling.
It is just a little ironic to see Bills players involved in an event like this just one week after what Dawkins had to say about the Jets. But I guess that's how this stuff works.
It's "dirty" or "disrespectful" if the opposing team did it but justified if your team did it.