New England Patriots center David Andrews got a drink thrown at him after a win on Sunday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
A photograph, courtesy of @BrianLeeStudios shows a cup of coffee exploding after a fan threw it at the side of Andrew’s neck. Another photo, courtesy of NESN, shows Andrews reacting simply by looking puzzled.
Its disgusting when fans behave like this. New England Patriots center David Andrews #60 gets hit with a upset fans drink. In the end it's just a game. Show some class.
— Brian Kunst (@BrianLeeStudios) December 21, 2017
— NESN (@NESN) December 21, 2017
Andrews explained on Thursday why he did not try to go after the fan who threw the beverage at him.
“It doesn’t bother me after a win,” Andrews said, via ESPN’s Mike Reiss. “To me, that’s part of being an athlete. There are going to be times that are up and down, and you can’t retaliate. There might be times you don’t like something in a game, and you can’t retaliate and hurt the team, hurt yourself. It’s another distraction that really doesn’t matter.”
That is one way to look at that situation, however, it is not the approach that Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman Quinton Jefferson took when drinks were thrown at him by Jaguars’ fans in Week 14.
Jefferson darted towards the stands and tried to climb up and get to the fan, but someone was able to restrain him.
“The idea that Jefferson was going to be able to find the fan who threw something at him is beyond ridiculous.”@ClayTravis: Quinton Jefferson needs to be suspended multiple games for nearly inciting a riot.
— FOX Sports Radio (@FoxSportsRadio) December 11, 2017
There is nothing wrong with either reaction. The problem is the fans throwing objects at players.