I’d read in someone’s column that there had been a brief disturbance on field during Sunday’s Eagles’ victory. But the full story is remarkable:
A man arrested for running onto the field during the Philadelphia Eagles’ game against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday told police he was spreading his late mother’s ashes.[...]
As he reached the 30-yard line, he dropped to his knees, made the sign of the cross and laid down on his stomach. Security personnel reached him moments later and he offered no resistance as he was escorted from the field.
The 33-year-old Noteboom, a native of Doylestown, said his mother died of emphysema in January 2005, shortly before the Eagles’ Super Bowl appearance.
“She never cared for any other team except the Eagles,” Noteboom told WPVI-TV after he was released from custody Monday.
This really doesn’t surprise me in the slightest. That’s the character of this city right there.
[UPDATE: CBS has the video. ]
[UPDATE 2: Arlen Specter has
a war, a wrecked economy, a destroyed city, and a Supreme Court nomation to deal with nothing else to do so he joins Sharpton and Ralph Nader by offering his $0.02 on this whole T.O. debacle. ]