Jets Coach Says He Wasn’t Advocating Fan Violence
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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) New York Jets coach Rex Ryan says he was not advocating fan violence when he suggested that “it’s probably not recommended” that Dallas Cowboys fans wear team gear to MetLife Stadium on Sunday night for the regular-season opener.
Ryan’s comments from a day earlier were criticized by some fans and sports radio hosts Thursday, particularly in light of recent fan violence at Candlestick Park in San Francisco and Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.
The brash coach says “it certainly wasn’t my intention to be taken that way. I certainly didn’t mean it to come out like that if that’s the way it was taken.”
Ryan says he doesn’t want to see any opponents’ jerseys in the crowd simply because “I would like to see our stadium just in our colors.”
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