Ballerinas at the Pennsylvania Ballet say they can't be compared to the Philadelphia Eagles.
The ballet took issue and fired back after a Facebook user said the Eagles "played like they were wearing tutus" when they lost to Washington.
"By tomorrow afternoon, the ballerinas that wear tutus at Pennsylvania Ballet will have performed The Nutcracker 27 times in 21 days. Some of those women have performed the Snow scene and the Waltz of the Flowers without an understudy or second cast. No 'second string' to come in and spell them when they needed a break," the Pennsylvania Ballet posted.
The post went on to say that some ballerinas are thrown into roles at the last minute, "That's like a cornerback being told at halftime that they're going to play wide receiver for the second half, but they need to make sure that no one can tell they've never played wide receiver before."
In fact, the Ballet said, had the Eagles played like they were wearing tutus, they would be headed to the playoffs.
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The Eagles missed the playoffs for the second year in a row, ending the current season with a 7-9 record.