NFL fans booed first lady Jill Biden during the match-up between the Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys over the weekend.
Biden visited her home state to meet with cancer patients and survivors to promote the president’s Cancer Moonshot Initiative, alongside the league’s own cancer program, “Crucial Catch.”
The first lady made it clear that she was there to support the home team as she led the crowd through a rendition of the team’s fight song, “Fly Eagles Fly,” and wore an Eagles t-shirt under a blazer.
“It’s a special night for this Philly girl — I get to cheer on my [Eagles] alongside these brave cancer survivors and their families,” she wrote about the game.
The Eagles remained undefeated in NFL Week Six, beating the Cowboys 26-17, but there was still plenty of booing from Philly Phaithful at Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday night.
Biden acted as the Eagle’s honorary captain during the coin toss and was met with a chorus of jeers from the crowd of mostly black, white, and midnight green jerseys.
Professional sports bettor, the PhillyGodfather, tweeted that the entire stadium booed the first lady, adding that “they must all be from the 5 surrounding counties.”
Eagles insider John McMullen noted that “Being an “Eagles fan” didn’t save” Biden from the public backlash.
Conservative commentator Benny Johnson shared a video of the roaring boos of the crowd, along with a woman screaming “Let’s go Brandon!”
In another video, the crowd can be heard chanting “f–k Joe Biden” while the first lady was singing the Eagles’ fight song. However, in the clip aired by NBC the crowd’s jeers were covered by the voice of play-by-play announcer Mike Tirico.
In a Monday interview with Newsmax, Nancy Brinker asked Biden how she deals with “the intensity of all the media.”
“I don’t know, I guess you learn to sort of take it in your stride,” she responded. “You have to, you can’t be affected by the negativity, and a lot of it. People just need to get rid of a lot of their anger.”