PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — When LeSean McCoy returns to Philadelphia to face his former team on December 13th, he’s going to hear boos. Unfortunately, the Eagles’ all-time leading rusher has begun to ruin his legacy thanks to childish comments he made directed towards his former head coach, Chip Kelly.READ MORE: Trial Starts Monday For Gilbert Newton III, Philadelphia Teen Accused Of Killing Ex-Girlfriend Morgan McCaffrey
On Wednesday, McCoy dropped the final straw, saying Kelly got rid of the “good, black players the fastest.”
Former Eagles Pro Bowl linebacker (1998-2004) and now co-host of the 94WIP Mike & Ike Show, Ike Reese, responded to McCoy’s remarks minutes after they were published.
“I just think it’s misguided, I think it’s petty,” Reese said on the 94WIP Mike & Ike Show. “I’ve always felt that Shady could be bigger than this nonsense and really take more of a mature role and just let sleeping dogs, sleep. And just move on. And just move on. He clearly does not understand this city, this fan base, the compassion, and the passion that they have for this Eagles team.READ MORE: Philadelphia Seniors Treated To Night Out, Musical At Walnut Street Theatre
Listen: Ike Reese reacts to LeSean McCoy’s comments
“Anything you say about this team, in a negative light—particularly something that’s as flammable as this,” Reese continued. “When you’re talking about racism, and somebody having preferential treatment over a certain race and you’re basically saying the guy’s prejudiced. That’s what you’re implying with this and you’re not going to get anybody on the team to support that. So, you’re gonna come out looking foolish, stupid, immature, and really very petty yourself. Vindictive.”
Donovan McNabb, the greatest quarterback in Eagles’ history, also continuously made immature comments after leaving Philly causing friction between him and the fan base. Reese, who is beloved by Eagles fans, says McCoy is doing an even worse job at departing than number five.MORE NEWS: Police Searching For Gunmen After Shots Fired Near Chester High School Football Game
“And that’s not gonna endear you to a fan base, who really ultimately wants to hold on to some of the positive things you did here,” Reese said. “But you’re doing, in my opinion, a worse job than Dovonan [McNabb] did leaving here, trying to tarnish your legacy here with this nonsense.”