Buffalo Bills DE Shaq Lawson apologizes for shoving Eagles fan after Bills players and families were allegedly verbally threatened

Buffalo Bills defensive end Shaq Lawson issued an apology Monday for shoving a Philadelphia Eagles fan behind the team’s bench. According to Lawson, the person had made threatening remarks aimed at the players and their families.

A video of the incident leading to the apology showed Lawson and a number of teammates get into an argument with a spectator in the first row behind Buffalo’s bench during a 37-34 overtime loss at Philadelphia. The video shows Bills defensive tackle Jordan Phillips #97 get into a verbal altercation with the unidentified spectator. Lawson was behind him but then appeared to push the fan who was wearing an Eagles shirt beneath his jacket and holding a can of beer.

Lawson said that the fan began heckling players before the game began and the Bills asked stadium security to remove him, However, he was allowed to stay, leading to the confrontation.

“Eventually, our emotions boiled over and I made a mistake,” Lawson wrote. “For that, I apologize, but there are certain lines that should not be crossed.”

Phillips admitted he was upset:

“I love the crowd I love rowdy fans it makes the game fun. But one thing I’m not going to tolerate is someone threatening me or my family. This is a line that shouldn’t be crossed.”

“What I’m aware of is that people were asked to have the fan removed and nothing was done,” McDermott said. “So at the end of the day, that’s not for us to concern ourselves with at this point. It’s just unfortunate overall that that would be taking place during a game.”

Source: Associated Press

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