NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Shots fired. Or not.
Mark Sanchez insists he wasn’t taking a swipe at Jets fans when he noted how much “nicer” fans have been in Philadelphia.
On Twitter, the Eagles backup quarterback said the comment “had absolutely nothing to do” with his time in New York. He said he was just comparing the reaction between now and when he faced the Eagles as a competitor.
A first-round pick in 2009, Sanchez was released by the Jets in March after experiencing the highs (consecutive AFC Championship game appearances) and lows (regression, Tim Tebow circus, avoidable season-ending injury) of Florham Park.
“I have nothing but good things to say about my time in NY and I’ve always said the fans are tremendous,” he tweeted.
On Monday, Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post tweeted that Sanchez said fans were nicer “here.” Several media outlets ran with the anti-Jets angle, though the Post’s online report quoted the quarterback as saying, “The fans are a lot nicer now.”
“It’s unfortunate that 1 reporter out of the 10 I spoke with today chose to take these comments out of context,” Sanchez wrote. “Everyone else knew what I was talking about.”
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