Bears Fan Calls Packers S Nick Collins “N-Word” Provoking Altercation

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Details are a bit sketchy, but according to Fox 6 Sports (pic curtesy of them as well) in Milwaukee this is what happened (you can look at all the tweets below).

Nick Collins was spit on by fan and called the “N-Word”.  This caused Collins to throw something at the fan, but before it could go any further Donald Driver tackled him to make sure nothing else happened (Driver is a good teammate).

While you can’t be running into the stands and throwing stuff at fans, if the story happened the way it is being reported I have no issues with what Collins did.

Even if Collins went into the stands ala Ron Artest I wouldn’t have any issues with.

Fans pay good money and it is their right as Americans to boo, trash talk, say you suck and etc, but spitting and racial epithets is taking it too far.  I am not a violent person, but if someone spits on me I am not just going to walk away.

Collins had an understandable reaction and he should thank Driver for understanding that even if he was within his right to punch the fan in the jaw, that for the greater good of the Packers and for himself it was best he walked away.

I would hope that the Bears organization would find out who the fan is and have his season tickets revoked.  There is a big difference between being a fan and being a racist A-hole and there is no need for those type of people to be at NFL Stadiums.

*UPDATE*

The NFL is looking into the incident and Sports By Brooks has identified the fan, if you know who he is, please let us know.

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  1. Collins was sensitive after loss. He needs thicker skin. Retaliating against someone who probably half your size is never good. Yea he could have asked security to restrain guy and could have filed a criminal complaint with cops but what good would that do. A few more hours in Chicago filing reports and what not, for what? They had a bad loss and best thing is to get out of town. Now the worse thing is since he responded and and since people know now, the heckling is going to get that much worse. So he's going to have bring ear plugs next year when they play there because fans will be merciless.
    And no, not defending guy, just saying it's a losing battle dealing with hecklers. Best thing is to ignore them unless you know, they get in your face with a weapon or throw something dangerous at you, then your in the right to defend yourself, but i digress.

    Now, more importantly, what would you have done besides walk away?It would not be wise to go into the stands, especially Bears vs packers, one of the most historic rivalries in all or sports. Assuming you were Nick Collins and could jump into stands, you'd be vastly outnumbered and swiftly beaten by a sea of blue and orange bears fans. They are freshly off the winning high and what better way to cap such a glorious night than to beat down an opposing player in the stands….

    And to quote you, Collins was being a Moist dude by responding. He need to take it like a man and keep moving.

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