Former Falcons linebacker Curtis Lofton told the AJC’s Michael Cunningham that the Falcons aren’t really seen as a worthy rival by his current team, the Saints, on Tuesday.
Lofton and his New Orleans teammates may feel differently after their bus allegedly was egged while the team was leaving Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport Wednesday night.
The Saints were arriving in Atlanta for their game against the Falcons Thursday night in the Georgia Dome.
Saints backup quarterback Chase Daniel tweeted this just minutes after the team’s charter flight touched down:
@ChaseDaniel: Wow, as we’re boarding buses on the Tarmac @ Atlanta airport, we start getting eggs thrown @ us by airport workers! Guess they do hate us!
Tight end Jimmy Graham confirmed the incident took place with another tweet:
@JimmyGraham: Bus just got egged after landing in ATL by the ramp workers. Classy! “RISE Up” smh
A third player, linebacker Will Herring, also tweeted about it:
@wherring54 First time my bus has been egged by opposing fans! Tomorrow should be fun!! #WhoDatNation
New Orleans has won 11 of the last 13 games in the series, including a 31-27 victory on Nov. 11.
But the Falcons are 10-1 and the Saints are just 5-6 this season.