Kansas City Coach Romeo Crennel called Chiefs fans some of the best in the NFL, days they were accused of cheering after quarterback Matt Cassel was injured during Sunday's 9-6 loss to the Baltimore Ravens.
“Historically, the Chiefs fans are some of the best fans in the NFL. You can go back and you can look at that and you know that's the case,” Crennel said. “I've come here and played here as an opposing team, and I can verify that. They're supportive of their team.”
Chiefs fans have come under national scrutiny after being called out by a number of people, particularly Kansas City offensive lineman Eric Winston in an angry postgame interview Sunday that has since gone viral. Some fans cheered while Cassel remained prone on the ground after a hit by Baltimore's Haloti Ngata, although it wasn't clear they were cheering the injury.
“I think the majority of the Chiefs' fans are not going to cheer a player getting hurt. I think the majority of Chiefs fans support the Chiefs. They want the Chiefs to win,” said Crennel, whose team is 1-4 after starting the season with high expectations. “Are they frustrated? Yes, they're frustrated, just like we're frustrated.”