“The game isn’t over until the fat lady sings,” is one of the oldest clichés in sports. And Sunday, Las Vegas Raiders fans learned the consequences of disrespecting that ancient rule.
Thinking the game was won, three Raiders fans were seen in the stands popping celebratory bottles of champagne.
Lmao 💀 pic.twitter.com/iKkrbpYgzP
— PFF (@PFF) September 19, 2022
Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals did not get the message. The Oklahoma Sooners product led his team to the 15-point comeback, with the game ultimately being decided when Raiders receiver Hunter Renfrow fumbled a reception that the Cardinals defense returned for the game-winning score.
Needless to say, the NFL world was not kind to the Raiders’ fans and their premature celebration:
Rut Roh https://t.co/IHgexfqDnW
— Newy Scruggs (@newyscruggs) September 19, 2022
“Rut roh,” wrote Dallas TV reporter Newy Scruggs.
If they was real raiders fans they woulda known damn well to save the bottles till the game really over. https://t.co/4ozqKrP5St
— O (@needpr0s) September 19, 2022
“If they were real Raiders fans, they would have known d*mn well to save the bottles until the game was really over,” wrote one dejected Raiders fan.
You won’t believe what happens next https://t.co/Xp4dHnkY5K
— Wišçø (@Bapecoin) September 19, 2022
“You won’t believe what happens next,” wrote another football fan.
You got Josh Mcdaniels'd https://t.co/lc1QrQR1uf
— FootiusMaximus (@footiusmaximus) September 19, 2022
“You got Josh McDaniels’d,” wrote another fan, referencing Raiders head coach Josh McDaniels.
Go to Vegas for no other reason than to count the idiots there. https://t.co/Ofc3bAscoJ
— Levi Payton (@BeLeviMistaken) September 19, 2022
“Go to Vegas for no other reason than to count the idiots there,” said Levi Payton.
The Raiders and their fans will get a chance to recover from the devastating home-field loss on Saturday, when the team travels to Nashville to face the Tennessee Titans in an AFC matchup.
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