Leonard Williams understands fans' anger, but doesn't want to hear boos

By , Audacy Sports

There's not a whole lot to cheer about when your favorite NFL team's most exciting "healthy" player gets injured early in a game... and in the second quarter of said game, the opposing team scores four touchdowns while your quarterback commits three turnovers... and your team ultimately ends up losing by a large 27-point margin. That's not a lot to cheer about at all.

But does that mean that New York Giants fans should then proceed to boo their team off the field? To some, it sure does. But to others — including defensive tackle Leonard Williams — that's not the way a fan base should operate.

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When asked about the concept of fans booing, Williams said he understood their frustration but admitted that this type of treatment from fans was bothersome for him.

It didn't take long for the boos to rain down from the stands, as ESPN's Lindsey Thiry tweeted that the offense came off the field to this negative reception as early as 2:27 p.m. ET, about halfway through the matchup. And by the third quarter, MetLife Stadium had lost quite a few of its clientele.

Fans booing their favorite team for underperforming is nothing new, and probably nothing that's going to go away any time soon — ask Ben Simmons, for instance — but the lack of excitement from Giants fans and the lack of production from the team on the field made for a blend that didn't sit all too well with Williams. And if he didn't like the fan reaction while at the game, it'll be interesting to see how fans react to these very presser comments.

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