BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — Are Philadelphia Eagles players and fans getting snubbed at fine dining establishments in Minneapolis in retribution for what went down during the NFC Championship Game? It depends on whom you ask.
“I just know that anywhere that I hear of, nobody wants to help them,” said Chad Waldon, identified as a manager at one of the top eateries in Minneapolis, Butcher & the Boar, of Eagles fans and players. “I think we’re far more civilized than that [regarding reports of violent celebrations from Eagles fans] but we’ll do it in our own passive-aggressive Minnesota way — we just won’t let them eat dinner in our restaurants.”
Eagles safety and special teams ace Chris Maragos took to social media on Friday to relay the difficulties he was having getting a reservation for Super Bowl week.
I’ve called 3 Restaurants in Minneapolis to get a reservation for me and my teammates and “can’t” get in Well played Minnesota fans, well played
Maragos said it took him four tries and a day-and-a-half to finally find a taker.
“Yeah, man. It was tough to get in,” Maragos said during opening night. “Obviously, it could have been from the Super Bowl, it could have been we’re Eagles players — I’ll let everybody else decide that. I don’t know. We finally got in, we’re good. It’s all good fun.