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Biden Booed in Philly

Vice-President elect Joe Biden watches as the New York Giants take on the Philadelphia Eagles November 9, 2008 in Philadelphia. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images North America)

It turns out the Democratic-leaning city of Philadelphia doesn't just hate Sarah Palin, who was booed at a Flyers game. Maybe they just don't like politicians at their sporting events.

Vice-President elect Joe Biden was booed at the Eagles vs. Giants game in Philadelphia Sunday. He was attending the game with his wife Jill, and when his face was flashed on the stadium's jumbotron, the crowd unleashed with the booing.

Biden is a Pennsylvania native, and he still lives in the area in Wilmington, Delaware. He identifies himself as an Eagles fan, so it's hard to figure out why he got booed. My best guess is that fans just don't like their sports mixed with politics.

Unfortunately I can't find any video of the incident (post a link in the comments if you find any), but there is more from CNN:

As Eagles fans watched their team lose to the New York Giants Sunday night, a shot of Biden on the big screen elicited boos from the notoriously tough home crowd, the Associated Press reports.

Biden sat in Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie's box, taking in the game during his first weekend off since Tuesday's election.

Sarah Palin was booed when she dropped the puck at the Philadelphia Flyers season opener in October. But Philadelphia is a heavily Democratic city, and Palin is not a Pennsylvania native. (Eagles fans also infamously threw snowballs at Santa Claus at a December 1968 game.)
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