Leave it to YouTube and a fan being at the right place and time to put the Jet’s head coach on pins and needles. A fan at the New York Jets and New England Patriots game told Coach Ryan that, “Bill Belichick is better than you” while he walked off the field during half time. Rex Ryan looked at him and simply told the fan, “Shut the F@@k up.”
This isn’t the first time Coach Rex Ryan has had a run in with a fan and got in trouble for it. In 2010 Mr. Ryan gave a fan an obscene gesture to a Dolphins fan and was fined $50,000 by the NFL. It’s rumored that the NFL has taken an interest in this YouTube video as it’s gone viral and NFL sports fans around the world are watching and sharing it.
Rex Ryan is trying to backstep into a better position to probably avoid being fined by apologizing to everyone by saying, “I obviously made a mistake and I was full of emotion and just popped off. I apologize. I made a mistake and sometimes, my emotions get the best of me.” Coach Ryan also had a lot of apologizing he did for actions he made with his team after they lost to the New England Patriots.
The final score of the NY Jets and NE Patriots was 37-16 with the New England Patriots using Tom Brady to muscle their way ahead for a big win. The first half of the game was a bunch of ugly football for the New York Jets after they through two interceptions. One thing is for sure, Jet’s Coach, Rex Ryan probably wishes he could take back telling a fun to shut up while cussing his way into the tunnel. Cursing in the NFL can mean big fines and sometimes you just have to pay up.
- NFL Looking Into Video of Jets’ Ryan Cursing Fan (abcnews.go.com)
- Rex Ryan Curses at Fan: Should Rex Ryan Be Considered Classless? (bleacherreport.com)
- Rex Ryan Transcript: An Apology to Jets Fans (fifthdown.blogs.nytimes.com)