Lane Johnson Apologizes After Criticizing Eagles Fans

As if there wasn't enough to get on the Eagles about, offensive lineman Lane Johnson added some kerosene to the dumpster fire of an Eagles season when he made some seemingly inflammatory comments about Philadelphia fans and the lack of a home field advantage at the Linc.

The quotes come from Philly Mag's Josh Paunil who asked Johnson about fans reacting poorly at halftime during the Tampa Bay game.

"I asked about fans giving players a hard time when they walked into the locker room at halftime on Sunday against the Bucs," Paunil explained on Twitter.

Johnson's response produced one of those, "did he really say that?" moments.

"If we get down by any significant amount of points or we don't make any first downs, we're going to get booed," Johnson said. "That's just kind of how it is. It's not really home-field advantage playing here anymore. Really, that's the truth. Cats here, they really don't care."

That's some Jimmy Rollins-level call out of the Philly faithful. And much like in Rollins' case, Johnson isn't exactly wrong in what he says. But is he wise to say it? I'm not so sure.

Either way, this is some great fodder to complain about to your annoying cousin at the Thanksgiving table.

UPDATE: Johnson issued an apology in a note posted to Twitter. It reads:

"My comment about the fans was out of line and I apologize. I'm just frustrated like they are about our performance on the field. The bottom line is that we need to give them a reason to cheer by scoring and winning games. We need to EARN that home field advantage and I know that. Our fans deserve better. The Linc can rock and that's on us to make it happen."

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