- The Washington Times - Sunday, September 8, 2019

Philadelphia 76ers forward Mike Scott was not received kindly for attending Sunday’s Redskins-Eagles game in a Washington jersey and hat.

Barstool Sports posted a fan-submitted Snapchat video showing Eagles fans fighting one of their own, presumably over the burgundy and gold he was wearing during a pregame tailgate.

Scott, formerly of the Washington Wizards, is from Chesapeake, Virginia and played his college basketball for the University of Virginia. He’s only played for the Sixers since the Clippers traded him there in February, and it appears he hasn’t given up his Redskins fandom to support all Philadelphia teams.



Few other details are known about the scuffle. It appears Scott may have thrown a punch or shove that put an Eagles fan on the ground, but Scott appeared to be outnumbered and acting in self-defense.

The Associated Press reported Scott stayed to take selfies, according to posts by other fans. Before Sunday, Scott has become a popular player in Philadelphia in his short time with the 76ers. He has responded to invitations on social media and showed up to hang out with fans. He even attended a wedding reception earlier in the summer.

Based in part on wire service reports.

 

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