Vikings QB Case Keenum Says Friends Had to Protect His Family from Eagles Fans

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Vikings quarterback Case Keenum had a really rough day in Philadelphia last Sunday. As it turns out, so did his family.

During an interview on KFAN in Minnesota on Tuesday, Keenum told of the less than friendly reception his family received from Eagles fans.

“It was tough. I’m not gonna tell you any stories,” Keenum said. “There were some situations that were not good. I’m glad I had some of my friends there to intercede. It was tough on everyone, not just us on the field.”

The wild, and unruly behavior of Eagles fans on Sunday, gained national attention. Among the more serious incidents, some Philly fans threw bottles at Vikings fans as they were entering the stadium. Another incident saw an Eagles fans punch a police horse. Becoming the second police horse punched by an unruly Eagles fan in as many weeks.

Though, the revelry displayed by Eagles fans has not sat well with everyone.

According to CBS Philadelphia, “Some Eagles fans are apologizing for their bad behavior by donating to the Mike Zimmer Foundation, a charity that benefits Minnesota communities. The Vikings head coach started the foundation in memory of his wife, Vikki Zimmer.

“According to the foundation, as of Wednesday morning, more than $7,000 has been donated and a majority of those donations have been coming from Philadelphia residents with notes of apology for the treatment of Vikings fans in Philly.”

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