Originally written November 29, 2012 on The Other Paper:
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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?
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