Originally written on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 11/29/12

NEW YORK - APRIL 20: (EDITORS NOTE: IMAGES HAVE BEEN DIGITALLY MANIPULATED) Bart Scott of the New York Jets poses for a portrait on April 20, 2009 in New York, New York. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
New York Jets fans had a loud message for the team as it walked to the MetLife Stadium locker room at halftime — following the 28-point outburst by the New England Patriots on Thanksgiving — and they made even the raunchiest Gang Green fan blush. Video of the verbal assault has gone viral and just compounds the problems circling the struggling team. Now Bart Scott is firing back at the hometown fans who mercilessly heckled the Jets players as they headed off the field: "At the end of the day, if you made it to be able to put an NFL uniform on, then you are one of the best athletes in the world," Scott told The New York Daily News.  "The person yelling at you probably was picked last in dodgeball all through high school.  So do you care about the opinion of them? No." The vicious comments directed at the Jets were met with surprisingly little acknowledgement  by the team— until yesterday. Scott claims he didn't hear the fans spewing the derogatory words — even though he was in earshot of the screams — maybe because he was still wearing his helmet. When he was informed about the video, Scott just chalked it up to being used to the verbal hazing. "That's what we always get.  We get stuff like that all the time," he said.  "Trust me, that's not out of the ordinary.  You get behind our bench while we are playing.  Trust me, there's been worse stuff said behind there." When asked if the fans' unprintable comments are justified, Scott sounded like it went in one side of his helmet and out the other. "Does it make it right?" he asked.  "Some of the personal attacks — I can only imagine." Last Thursday's angry group congregated at the bottom of the Coaches Club section of the stadium — an area that the hangs over the players' path to the locker room.  The $700-per-game price tag comes with a minimum $20G PSL but can be scooped up at less money on the secondary market. Scott wasn't surprised by the lack of class in the high-end seats. "Those are the ones who feel more entitled," he said. "I would love to go to his job and see what he does and sit in his ear and talk stuff." Scott understands that ticket-buying fans have a right to voice their opinions of the underachieving 4-7 Jets team. "It comes with the territory," reasoned Scott. "The same people two years ago were cheering, 'We love you, we love.'  They love you, they hate you.  That's what you sign up for.  As long as they don't put their hands on you, who cares what they say.  Because they don't know that they don't know.  We're doing something that they couldn't do." Dodgeball anyone?
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Report: JPP 'severely injured' hand in fireworks mishap

Blatter: European politicians helped Qatar land World Cup

Report: Cavs considering trading for Joe Johnson

Andrew Quarless found hiding in plant after firing gun

Odell Beckham: I don't want to be known only for 'the catch'

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Borland on retirement: Health 'more important' than money

Three NBA teams that improved most early in offseason

Adam Eaton gets 4th of July surprise from brother

Clippers in talks with JaVale McGee, Amar’e Stoudemire

Report: LeBron won't negotiate with Cavs until Thompson is signed

Andrei Kostitsyn interested in return to NHL

WATCH: Carli Lloyd scores three goals in 17 minutes

WATCH: Jake Marisnick makes fantastic running catch

WATCH: Carlos Gomez leaves gum, note for Billy Hamilton

Kansas to wear new USA jerseys after request from FIBA

What can the Saints expect from CJ Spiller in 2015?

Isaiah Thomas trolls Kings after Rajon Rondo signing

Kosta Koufos agrees to deal with Kings

Report: Blues in trade talks about Kevin Shattenirk

Report: Gregg Popovich plans to fulfill five-year contract

4-Star LB commits to Kentucky, zings Louisville

Clay Buchholz not worried about trade rumors

All hope isn't completely lost for this year's Milwaukee Brewers

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Carli Lloyd scores 3 goals in 17 mins

JPP injured in fireworks mishap?

Odell Beckham doesn't want to be known for 'the catch'

Russell Wilson 'would definitely consider' playing for Mariners

Solo, Rapinoe among USWNT stars up for World Cup awards

LBS on Sports Jeopardy! Here's how how it went

College football's 35 most patriotic helmets

A brief history of non-star All-Stars

With Love retained, the Cavs can take care of LeBron

Grading the deal: Davis commits to Pelicans

Obama Administration: Change name if Redskins move to D.C.

Deciding what the All-Star Game means

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.