Giants OT Evan Neal issues public apology after his ‘hot dogs and hamburgers’ remark on irate NFL fans

After the New York Giants’ subpar performance against the Seattle Seahawks in which they fell 24-3, many fans in attendance couldn’t contain their disappointment and let it be known to the players on the field. The audible boos echoed throughout the stadium; hence the team’s offensive tackle Evan Neal took a rebellious shot at the crowd.

For the sake of their own careers, athletes should have the mentality to realize that fans will occasionally be frustrated on the field. As a result, shortly after making the abrasive statement, the offensive tackle issued a formal apology.

Evan Neal lashes out at angry fans

Sports fans have high expectations for their favorite teams’ performance and devote a lot of emotion, time, and money to supporting them. Expressions of annoyance, like in this instance, can result if those expectations are not realized.

However, the losing night was frustrating for the whole offensive lineup of the Giants, notably Evan Neal, who was seen impeding teammate Darren Waller. Hence, Neal became enraged at the fans’ taunts and was later seen encouraging booing spectators to boo louder.

Evan Neal

The Giants player didn’t just sit back and relax after doing that; instead, he again let his frustrations out in an interview with He made a sly jab at the irate fans, referring to them as “sheep” and stating they shouldn’t care about what they thought. Particularly, his offensive remark to the team’s supporters “Flip hot dogs and hamburgers somewhere” quickly made news.

“Why would a lion concern himself with the opinion of a sheep? The person that’s commenting on my performance, what does he do? Flip hot dogs and hamburgers somewhere?”

The second of the Giants’ two first-round picks from the previous year likewise referred to the supporters as “fair weather,” saying that while he was aware of their desire for victory, it was actually their own desire to outperform the supporters’ expectations.

“Because that just further shows that people are fair-weather. A lot of fans are bandwagoners. I mean, I get it: They want to see us perform well. And I respect all of that. But no one wants us to perform well more than we do.”

In their defeat on Monday night, the Giants quarterback allowed a franchise-high 10 sacks, and the coach of the team was also seen losing his temper and throwing a tab in frustration. The Giants’ offense now ranks lowest in terms of overall points scored (46) and second-to-last in terms of total yards (1,008) after this dreadful loss.

Giants OT apologizes for his insulting remarks

Understanding the seriousness of his conduct and the effect it had on the fan base, Neal posted an emotional apology on social media. The fans used to come to the field hoping to see their team triumph.

On Wednesday night, Evan Neal submitted an apology to X, which replaced Twitter, noting that his prior remarks were made out of frustration and did not accurately express his thoughts for the supporters. He failed to control his temper when he saw his team heading into defeat, and he graciously accepted that.

“I am wrong for lashing out at fans who are just as passionate and frustrated as I am. I let my frustrations in my play and desire to win get the best of me. I had no right to make light of anyone’s job and I deeply regret the things I said.”

The Giants have scored 46 points so far this season, and their next matchup is against the Miami Dolphins, who are now leading the league with 150 points.

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Shabiha Akter

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Shabiha, once a casual observer, has morphed into a die-hard NFL fan. She carefully dissects every play, trade, and strategy. Whether it's breaking down game highlights or predicting playoff outcomes, Shabiha is your go-to source for all things NFL.


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