New England Patriots fan Jerry Edmond revealed that he kept his cool amid a torrent of abuse from a married couple during his team’s loss to Las Vegas because he didn’t want his NFL debut to be ruined, not allowing the “narrative” to change.
Edmund went viral in a video posted to Twitter on Tuesday, following the Pats’ equally painful and horrific 30-24 loss to the Sunday Raiders.
As if the loss wasn’t painful enough, a video went viral this week showing a woman verbally abusing Edmond as Raiders players and fans celebrate. The woman, dressed in a Derek Carr shirt, repeatedly darted inside the personal space of Edmund who remained reticent amid a barrage of abuse.
Edmund has since explained that her “husband” has also engaged in antisocial behavior, before explaining how he manages to keep his cool.
Speaking to the Justice League, the Patriots fan said the guy got close when Bill Belichick’s team went up 24-17 with 3:43 left in the fourth.
Jerry Edmond (R & R) was abused during a Patriots Raiders game in Las Vegas last Sunday
“I never said anything crazy to anyone,” Edmund explained. All I said was, “This is Derek Carr, I know,” and then the husband came.
When the Patriots scored, I shouted, “Yeah, Raiders fans, I think it’s time to go home.” And he came up and said, “Oh, so you’re talking to me?”
After a Chandler Jones fumble landed for the win after time expired, the abuse increased as seen on tape.
I just kind of looked at him like, “You know what, I don’t want to get in trouble. I don’t want anything to happen here.” In the video you hear me say like, “I don’t want any trouble.”
While swearing over and over again, Edmund was trying to comprehend how his Patriots had thrown the game away from a seemingly unlikely situation and as a result he was drowning the woman.
I wasn’t going to try to fool myself and try to make a big scene and everything like that. ‘I didn’t want to ruin anyone else’s night,’ he said.
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And I didn’t want to spoil my night either. So at the end of the day I come here to enjoy a game that I won’t let spoil my experience.
As Edmund was trying to enjoy the occasion, he had concerns that if he were to respond, the optics would be very different.
“[I was worried about] Narration is switched. If I did anything, it suddenly turned on me, for being such a bad guy in this situation. It is clearly a woman.
I will never lay my hands on a woman. And I didn’t want anything to like, or twist, and turn to make it seem like I was the one to bother anyone like that and do anything to that extent.
Jerry Edmund attended his first NFL game on Sunday and will watch his second Northeastern game on Saturday
Edmund, the fan in question, responded to the offending post, confirming that it was indeed him
Acting with immense grace and patience did not go unrewarded. Edmund received hundreds of Compliments, offers of game tickets and other actions, including New England owner Robert Kraft, who called Edmund personally Wednesday – According to the Patriots website.
A voicemail from Kraft to Edmond was shared by League of Justice, with the billionaire calling to thank him for “representing our brand in a very classy way” in “an environment that could have been very exciting.”
He offered Edmund the chance to come to the game against Cincinnati on Saturday and get to experience the pre-game field passes, custom jersey and of course a more conducive environment to watch the New England game this week.
After the video was posted on social media, a digital search team was organized to determine Edmond’s identity. Within two hours of the post arriving on Tuesday, he commented and confirmed he was the victim.
Regardless of the view, last Sunday’s stunning loss to Las Vegas was heartbreaking for all of New England
Edmund began: “I would like to thank everyone for the kind words.”
“I’m a Patriots fan in the video, my name is Jerry Edmond and that was my first ever NFL game.”
Now, thanks to his extraordinary agility, he will see his second match in just six days.
Edmund attended school in Central Connecticut between 2016-2020 and was on a scholarship.
Milton, CT. He was a native on the track and field team and competed in the 400-meter and 500-meter events. He graduated from CCSU with a BA in Psychological Science and a minor in Biology.
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