Updated: January 11, 2011 12:31AM
A college professor who roots for the Green Bay Packers says his car was trashed after Sunday’s playoff game in Philadelphia.
Craig Coenen told the Allenton Morning Call he and his father had “a nice day” watching the Packers defeat the Eagles in a thriller at Lincoln Financial Field, only to find his Toyota Camry stomped on, kicked and beaten in the parking lot. Fans had ripped out the windshield wipers and used them to scratch the paint, and also broke off the side mirrors.
“It was just drunk, obnoxious Eagles fans,” Coenen told the paper after getting a repair estimate of $2,163.
Coenen grew up 20 miles from Lambeau Field. His father, Peter, still lives in Wisconsin and took his son to the game as a birthday gift.
“When I left Green Bay everyone said to be careful — the Philadelphia fans have a reputation,” said Peter Coenen. “My son had a Green Bay Packers shirt on. As we drove in, they gave us the finger.”
Craig Coenen told the paper another Packer fan’s car nearby met a similar fate. They agreed the likely culprits were a group of six men parked between them in a truck before the game. That truck was long gone, but Coenen said they found “an empty case of Busch Light” in its space.
Craig Coenen coincidentally has authored a book on the history of the NFL and is well aware of Eagles’ fans reputation. “The Packer fans are very cordial with fans who come to Lambeau Field,” he told the paper. He said, at Lambeau Field, even Eagles fans would “be treated nicely.”