Posted October 09, 2012 on AP on Fox
Sports fans in Kansas City are back in the national spotlight. Once again, it's a glaring one. The latest flashpoint occurred Sunday, when Chiefs offensive lineman Eric Winston laid into a small percentage of Chiefs fans who cheered when embattled quarterback Matt Cassel sustained a concussion in the fourth quarter of a 9-6 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Winston called the cheering fans ''sickening,'' and his locker-room diatribe went viral, picked up by everyone from ESPN to ''Good Morning America.'' It's left the city with a black eye, and has served as the impetus for a discussion in what is considered uncouth behavior.
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