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Bears’ QB Justin Fields makes a dig at his own team’s fans after 27-10 loss to Packers

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Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields took a swipe at his own team’s fanbase after a 27-10 loss to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday Night Football, insisting that players are more influenced by the outcome of a game than supporters.

The 23-year-old was initially asked, “Is it losing to this team, is it more through this rivalry and how much do Bears fans want to win this game?”

“I mean, it hurts more in the locker room than it does for Bears fans, in the end they don’t deliver. I see the guys in the locker room every day and how much they’ve put in, so…” Fields replied at a press conference after the game.

Chicago Bears QB Justin Fields insisted that players care more about the outcome of a game than fans

A Bears fan who goes by the name MikeyBets shared an excerpt from Fields’ answer, sharing it along with the caption: “The f***?! This loss hurts the Bears fan as much as the players. Players come and go, fans are here forever. We’ve made an effort to look at a crumbly franchise that hasn’t given us anything in 37 years. We buy your sweaters, we put the butts in the stands. You’re on thin ice, friend.’

The Bears entered the standings the night before the Packers for the first time since 2018, but lost a chance to put the three-time defending NFC North champions in an early hole.

They instead lost to the Packers for the seventh consecutive time and have not won at Lambeau Field in Wisconsin since the 2015 NFL season when then-Bears quarterback Jay Cutler threw 31 tries, 19 of which were completed, including a touchdown, for 200 yards, in a 17-13 win for Chicago.

The rivalry between the two Midwestern teams began in 1921 and is considered the most historic in NFL history. Green Bay surpassed Chicago in the overall series in 2017 and now leads 104-95-6.

The Bears previously led the series with as many as 24 games in the 1960s and 1990s. Both teams have played each other twice in the NFL playoffs, winning one game each.

However, Sunday’s loss came after Bears made a big splash in the season opener by beating the San Francisco 49ers 19-10 in coach Matt Eberflus’ debut. After knocking out a team hoping for Super Bowl in heavy rain, many hoped the Bears would bring another surprise when they visited Green Bay this past weekend.

However, Chicago struggled for much of the game, especially Fields, who had only 70 passes and no touchdowns.

Fields' comments after a 27-10 loss to Green Bay Packers did not sit well with Bears fans

Fields’ comments after a 27-10 loss to Green Bay Packers did not sit well with Bears fans

“By the end of his career, he will be a millionaire many times over and has probably been on multiple other teams without any loyalty to the Bears, other than happy to accept a paycheck for nostalgic events he’s invited to,” a fan shared on Twitter. in response to Field’s comments at the press conference. “Meanwhile, the fans will still be there.”

“They pay 8 times a year to watch you. They look at you all year, ask for changes, hope for the best for you and look at the draft and pay for replicas of bear gear and jerseys and they don’t get it,” another Bears fan explained on Twitter.

“Sorry?!,” shared another Twitter user who was shocked by Fields’ comments. “He just got here. He better have some respect for the names of the fans that allow him to receive a salary.”

“If you’ve seen this, don’t think he disrespects his fans with that comment. You’re not a fan. You are a spectator. Basic economy, they exist because fans allow it,” one New York Jets fan said in agreement with MikeyBet’s tweet. “An NFL football franchise is nothing without a FANBASE. Owners want to make money. Fans make that possible.’

Crazy for a player to say. A lot of people have been supporting their teams for longer than these guys have been alive,” one person who goes by “Kev” said on Twitter.

“How to turn your fanbase against you 101,” another user said on Twitter.

Justin Fields (#1) runs for a first quarter touchdown against the Green Bay Packers

Justin Fields (#1) runs for a first quarter touchdown against the Green Bay Packers

Chicago trailed 14 points in the fourth quarter when Fields (pictured, center) flipped a 6-yard touchdown run as reps determined he was down before stretching his arm over the goal line

Chicago trailed 14 points in the fourth quarter when Fields (pictured, center) flipped a 6-yard touchdown run as reps determined he was down before stretching his arm over the goal line

Aaron Rodgers and Justin Fields hug each other Sunday night after the game at Lambeau Field

Aaron Rodgers and Justin Fields hug each other Sunday night after the game at Lambeau Field

Fields was selected 11th overall in the 2021 NFL Draft by the Bears, offering the 20th overall pick in exchange for the New York Giants, as well as their fifth round in 2021 and their first and fourth rounds in 2022.

Fields, a top quarterback at Ohio State University, was one of only five players selected in the first round. He signed a four-year rookie deal in June last year, worth $18.8 million in full, after playing much of the 2021 season due to the injuries of now-Saints quarterback Andy Walton.

On Sunday, however, Chicago trailed 24-10 in the fourth quarter when the Bears had an apparent six-yard touchdown performed by Fields that was quashed as reps determined he was down before stretching his arm over the goal line.

In the biggest game of the game, the Bears could hardly be blamed for relying on Fields to try and score themselves from less than three feet away.

Fields tried to cross the goal line while being overrun by Green Bay’s Preston Smith and Jarran Reed. Officials ruled that Fields was stopped just before the goal line and the call up held after a repeat review.

The Bears would no longer threaten, shattering their hopes of catching up with their rivals in the middle of the fourth quarter.

“I saw a touchdown,” said David Montgomery of the fourth stop. “I was right next to the ball. But I wouldn’t expect anything less. We’re not in Soldier Field, home field advantage, so next time make sure we put it in. No question marks.’

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