Idiot Bears fans harass GB Cheerleader
Packers cheerleader fights Facebook bullying, Bears fan removes photo
By Jay Sorgi
CREATED 8:48 AM
GREEN BAY - A woman who was a cheerleader this past season for the Green Bay Packers is fighting back against bullying by apparent Chicago Bears fans.
Kaitlyn Collins says that on Feb. 4, someone uploaded a picture of her to the Chicago Bears Fan Facebook page.
The photo had the caption "Like if You Agree The Packers Have The Worst Cheerleaders In The NFL!"
Scroll down to watch her video about bullying against her on Facebook. As of 8:55 a.m. Thursday, the photo had nearly 3,500 likes and more than 640 comments.
One of the comments, according to Collins, says "Doesn't get uglier. Truly an eyesore."
Other comments had sexual connotations and vulgarity.
Apparently, many Bears fans joined in with Packers fans to denounce the comments.
Then, Collins posted her own video to fight the bullying.
She says she asked Facebook to take down the post, but so far, they have not done so.
Recently retired Packers wide receiver Donald Driver and current Packers guard T.J. Lang have tweeted their support for her as well.
UPDATE: As of 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, the photo has been removed.
The fan page that originally posted the message posted a new message on their Facebook page saying -
"We understand that you are hard core fans, but there's no need for bullying. We apologize for any hard feelings and encourage everyone to keep this page as a fun experience. Go Bears!"
Maybe not as big as the headline suggests (maybe it is, but I don't think so), but I think it's a good enough excuse to bring up something: Chicago Bears fans are a peg or two below Steelers fans in terms of annoyance. I'll admit I've had my fun with opposing fans when we win, but I've never understood the type of idiot that takes things too far. I know I've shared this story, but I'll share again: during the Bears Packers finale in 2010, I had drinking buddies that were Lions and Packers fans. Well, we're laughing about the horrible game plan the Bears had, and some idiot Bears fan start arguing with me because I have friends that aren't Bears fans. I have some good friends that are mature enough to show their admiration for this team, but it seems there are large numbers of Bears fans that are mouth breathing knuckle draggers. You guys have any similar experiences with other Bears fans, or fans of a different team?