Rex Ryan is a grumpy loser; tells fan to “Shut the f@#k up” (VIDEO)
You know what? I’m starting to think that, for all his bluster (and girth), Rex Ryan might not have the thickest skin for criticism … especially when he’s losing.
At halftime of his team’s 37-16 drubbing at the hands of the Patriots, with his team trailing just 13-9, the Jets head coach cursed out fan in the stands at MetLife Stadium. The guy – possibly drunk, probably a Patriot fan – clearly struck a nerve with Ryan, shouting, “Hey Rex, Belichick is better than you!”, to which Rex retorted, “Shut the f@#k up” as he walked into the tunnel.
Watch the video below, with the action coming at the 15-second mark:
VIDEO AFTER THE JUMP
And now, of course, the NFL is investigating the incident, and a fine is likely forthcoming for Ryan.
For his part, Rex had this to say in his Monday press conference:
“It was emotional, an emotional time,” Ryan said. “I obviously made a mistake. I was full of emotion and just popped off. Obviously I know I represent the NFL, I know I represent the Jets, and I know it was a mistake. I apologize. … I’m about as big a competitor there is. At that time, I was in no mood to hear anything, but I also understand I have to handle that better.”
“I’m not perfect by any stretch,” he added. “I’m trying to get better, but sometimes my emotions get the best of me.”
I’m guessing that Rex probably just needed a goddamn snack.
For what it’s worth, apparently Bill Belichick still isn’t such a great winner, either. According to a NY Post report, as he walked off the field with his son, Belichick basked in his victory, exclaiming, “Thirty-seven points on the best defense in the league, suck my d#%k”.
To his credit, upon hearing this, Ryan took it in his normally good-natured stride:
That tells you how big a game that was for both teams,” Ryan said Monday. “I don’t take offense to it. Quite honestly, I said the exact same thing to my son when we were walking off the field after we beat them in the playoffs about their offense being the No. 1 offense in the league. I’ve got no problem with that.
Good times in the AFC East.