'Are we seriously welcoming Eagles fans?': In video, Minneapolis mayor gives tongue-in-cheek greeting to Philly fans
Any Chamber of Commerce would give two thumbs up to the majority of Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey’s welcome video for Sunday’s Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium.
With twangy music in the background, the newly elected Frey uses a cheery and positive tone to touch on some of the city’s hotspots before welcoming the fans of the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles fans to his fair city.
“For the Eagles fans, don’t worry, we’re going to be greasing all the lamp posts, so you will feel right at home,” Frey adds in a playful jab to a tactic the city of Philadelphia has used to try to keep unruly fans from climbing them.
Before, during and after the Vikings lost 38-7 to the Eagles in the NFC Championship Game two weeks ago, Philly fans built on that hooligan reputation. They cursed the famous 99-year-old Vikings fan in a huge sign and threw beer cans at the Vikings team bus, among other seedy antics.
The commercial appears to end at 50 seconds. Then an “outtake” shows Frey looking off camera and shouting, “Are we seriously welcoming the (expletive) Eagles fans?”
Here’s the video from Sports Illustrated:
Jacob Frey, the mayor of Minneapolis, sends a warm welcome to the NFL and their fans ... well, almost everyone (sorry, Eagles fans) pic.twitter.com/u6E7TIswgw
— The MMQB (@theMMQB) January 30, 2018