Santa Claus booer Kevin Negandhi

The Philadelphia Eagles host the New York Giants in the last Thursday night Football Game before Christmas. Brace yourselves, because a mention of Eagles fans booing Santa Claus is going to happen at some point tonight, if not multiple times.

Not content to let this story slide and miss an opportunity to promote its NBA coverage, ESPN threw together a short fake 30 for 30 clip about Eagles fans booing Santa.

The story of Eagles fans booing Santa has become part of the identity of the disgruntled Eagles fan, but the true story of the situation is often forgotten about. Instead, it is used as a throwaway line to describe Philly fans any time something goes wrong.

If you are interested in the real story about this now infamous incident, you can watch this video below…

Frank Olivo, the man who played the role of Santa Claus on this fateful day, passed away at the age of 66 in May 2015, but his legacy will live on for years, because nobody outside the city will allow it to rest in peace.

About Kevin McGuire

Contributor to's College Football Talk, Athlon Sports and The Comeback. Host of the No 2-Minute Warning Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher Radio and iHeart Radio. FWAA member and Philadelphia-area resident.