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Fox Sports South:
Call it Southern inhospitality.
There's no love lost between the Falcons and the Saints. Case in point: The welcome New Orleans players say they received got upon arriving at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson Airport for Thursday night's game at the Georgia Dome.
Members of the Saints say their team charter bus was egged. By airport employees.
Saints backup quarterback Chase Daniel tweeted, "Wow, as we're boarding buses on the Tarmac @ Atlanta airport, we start getting eggs thrown @ us by airport workers! Guess they do hate us!"
Then there was this tweet from tight end Jimmy Graham: "Bus just got egged after landing in ATL by the ramp workers. Classy! "RISE Up" smh."
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Atlanta has been buzzing all week with anticipation for this game, and this incident definitely just cranked it up a few notches. Christian Boone of the Atlanta-Journal Constitution reports that the airport workers that egged the New Orleans Saints team bus Wednesday night will be disciplined. It also appears that the egging may have gone unnoticed, if Saints players [...]
The New Orleans Saints bus was allegedly egged...by Atlanta airport employees.
First time my bus has been egged by opposing fans! Tomorrow should be fun!!#WhoDatNation— Will Herring...
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