Philadelphia Eagles fans lustily booed and chanted “let’s go Branden” when Dr. Jill Biden stepped onto Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday.
Biden, who was honorary captain for the Eagles for the day, was reportedly at the event to promote the White House’s Cancer Moonshot initiative. The booing reportedly continued during the coin toss at midfield.
So #PhiladelphiaEagles fans boo @FLOTUS at the Eagles Cowboys game last night. #FJB #BooBirds #BreakingNews @charliekirk11 @SaraCarterDC @pepesgrandma @catturd2 @bennyjohnson @leslibless @JackPosobiec @TheLeoTerrell @ColumbiaBugle pic.twitter.com/0pdNDvOzXP
— John Sweeney 🇺🇸 (@jsweeney10) October 17, 2022
The fact that she was joined on the field by cancer survivors and their families did not seem to dampen the disdain of the fans.
It’s a special night for this Philly girl — I get to cheer on my @Eagles alongside these brave cancer survivors and their families.
Thank you @NFL for raising awareness through Crucial Catch. We all have a role to play in ending cancer as we know it. #CancerMoonshot pic.twitter.com/VfCdbrl2ce
— Jill Biden (@FLOTUS) October 17, 2022
The Bidens are reportedly huge Eagles fans themselves.
Sports journalists and fans took to Twitter to share the news that Biden was loudly booed at the game. NFL veteran Clay Harbor even included a laughing with tears emoji in his tweet.
Philly just BOO’d Jill Biden BAD. 😂 #FlyEaglesFly
— Clay Harbor (@clayharbs82) October 17, 2022
“Being an ‘Eagles fan’ didn’t save her,” tweeted sports reporter John McMullen.
FLOTUS Dr. Jill Biden gets booed. Being an "Eagles fan" didn't save her #DALvsPHI
— John McMullen (@JFMcMullen) October 17, 2022
FLOTUS Jill Biden at midfield for coin flip. She gets booed. #Eagles win toss. Defer. Dallas starts with ball.
— Ed Kracz (@kracze) October 17, 2022
A stadium full of Eagles fans booed Jill Biden tonight, they must all be from the 5 surrounding counties.
— PhillyGodfather ® Sports Bettor (@phillygodfather) October 17, 2022
Jill Biden officially got more boos then the Dallas Cowboys in Philly at an Eagles game. #LetsGoBuffalo
— Gary Johnson (@bearstaff) October 17, 2022
The booing seemed to die down as Biden led fans in a rendition of the team’s fight song “Fly Eagles Fly.”
Philly’s own @FLOTUS stands along cancer survivors to lead the “Fly Eagles Fly” fight song before #DALvsPHI. #CrucialCatch pic.twitter.com/21Zvq3shVf
— NFL (@NFL) October 17, 2022
“It’s tough to boo and sing at the same time,” noted Outkick reporter Matt Reigle.
Joe Biden seemed to foreshadow the incident during an interview in May of 2021 when he described Eagles fans as very “informed” and “obnoxious.”
“Philadelphia fans are the most informed and most obnoxious fans in the world,” Biden said at the time.
Ahead of the midterm elections, Joe Biden has been weathering historically low approval ratings, with low scores on key issues like inflation, the economy and jobs.
The undefeated Philadelphia Eagles beat the Dallas Cowboys 26 to 17 in the week 17 game.
The fans were chanting “Let’s go Branden,” not “let’s go Biden,” as initially reported. We regret the error.