Detroit Lions' Vice Chairman Calls Chicago Bears a 'Bunch of Thugs'

By Andrew Fisher
Detroit Lions
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The Detroit Lions scored a big win against the Chicago Bears in week four. The two NFC North rivals clashed at Ford Field with the early lead in the division on the line. In the end, it wasn’t that close of a contest. The Lions high-powered offense was too much for the Bears to overcome and the big victory has people in the Motor City buzzing. The two teams are set to square off again in week 10 and you can bet that the Bears will be fired up to get revenge on their home turf.

In the meantime, Lions’ vice chairman Bill Ford decided it would be a good idea to stir the pot with a little trash talk. Here’s what the executive had to say at a recent team dinner:

“It was really alive, and it was alive when we played those same bunch of thugs on Monday Night a couple (years ago). When this place gets going it’s electric and we do have wonderful fans. Our fans are amazing and we would love to pay them back and bring home a winner, and I love the way this team is playing right now.”

That’s right, Ford labeled the Bears as a bunch of thugs. However, a Detroit spokesperson has clarified that Ford was only joking around.

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Perhaps he was kidding around, but that’s just something an executive shouldn’t say. Not only is it an out of bound comments, but you can also bet that the Bears will use it as bulletin board material.

We’ll have to see how things shake out in the coming weeks, but based on what we’ve seen so far, the rematch between these two teams should be huge in week 10.


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