Now we know why Mike Scott was so enraged.
On Sunday, the Philadelphia 76ers star was outside Lincoln Financial Field taking pictures with fans when some of them started heckling him a bit because he was repping the Washington Redskins.
That was fine until the heckling went racial, according to Philly Voice.
“Upon approaching the area with the coffin — which prominently displayed a “Party Like It’s 1991” shirt, a reference to the last time (1991-92) Washington won the Super Bowl — eyewitnesses say Scott was greeted with hostility by the group tailgating in that area. They did not recognize Scott as a member of the Philadelphia 76ers and instead appeared to view him simply as a large man in opposing colors attempting to start trouble at an Eagles tailgate.
Though some fans in the area initially engaged in the sort of accepted hostility you expect between division rivals — “Fck the Redskins!” and “Fck you!” were among the insults directed his way — witnesses say tailgaters who escalated the situation directed racial slurs, specifically the n-word, in Scott’s direction in the area by the coffin.
The majority of witnesses who spoke to PhillyVoice painted it as the cause of the fight that was later captured on video.
There was, however, universal agreement that slurs were used during the incident, and multiple eyewitnesses in the area at the time say they continued to hear racially insensitive language after the incident had been broken up and Scott had moved on to go about his day.”
So, the fight definitely had nothing to do with the coffin and the false report of Sean Taylor’s jersey being on it, and more to do with a bunch of racist Eagles fans showing their true colors.