After a 1-4 start, the 2012 season has not gone the way the Kansas City Chiefs were hoping for over the first five weeks and Sunday wasn’t any different as they fell 9-6 to the Baltimore Ravens. While fans have every reason in the world to be frustrated over the way things have gone this season, there was no reason for them to treat Matt Cassel the way they did when he was forced to leave the game.
Cassel left the game after suffering a head injury and a few minutes after the scary moment took place, there were some fans cheering while their quarterback was laying there on the ground. It’s one thing to express frustration towards players when they perform poorly, but for fans to cheer this way at a human being in this type of situation is completely unacceptable.
At the end of the day, football is just a game played by individuals that are humans just like the rest of us. Even if fans did want to see a change at quarterback, cheering an injured player is completely uncalled for and the fans who did so should be ashamed of themselves.
It’s still unclear whether or not Cassel will be back for Week 6, but how can he feel comfortable leading a team with the type of fan base Kansas City has? The fans may be calling for Brady Quinn to step in, but if he’s received numerous opportunities to be a starter in the NFL–which could make the Chiefs fans realize how good they have it with Cassel.
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