LT has an issue with New England Patriots fans.
LaDainian Tomlinson appeared on NFL Network’s “NFL Total Access” recently, and the former star running back aired some grievances he had with the Patriots’ fanbase. Mostly, he was mad fans were complaining about Bill Belichick’s coaching decisions after the Patriots’ 20-18 AFC Championship Game loss to the Denver Broncos despite the team’s continued success.
“Let me just give you some stats what you guys have done over the years, for crying out loud,” Tomlinson said. “Obviously you won the Super Bowl last year. Six Super Bowl appearances, four Super Bowl wins, 10 AFC Championship Games, 13 division titles, for crying out loud. Over the last — what, since 2001?
“Boston fans, you have more championships than anyone in the freaking United States. And you’re crying over one loss? Come on, quit acting like a petulant child.”
While Tomlinson made his point pretty loudly and angrily, he’s not entirely wrong. Patriots fans definitely have a lot to be proud of and shouldn’t be livid if New England doesn’t win the Super Bowl every single year.
However, the AFC Championship Game also was a frustrating one, and it’s not necessarily surprising fans still were harboring those feelings the next morning.
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