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McCoy clarifies his issue with unruly fans

Bucs defensive tackle Gerald McCoy admitted he upset some fans with his comments after Thursday's game, that they needed to "have a little class" in regards their attacks on coach Greg Schiano.

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Bucs defensive tackle Gerald McCoy admitted he upset some fans with his comments after Thursday's game, that they needed to "have a little class" in regards their attacks on coach Greg Schiano.

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Bucs defensive tackle Gerald McCoy admitted he upset some fans with his comments after Thursday's game, that they needed to "have a little class" in regards their attacks on coach Greg Schiano.

On Friday, McCoy clarified what he meant.

"They have to understand what I was saying," McCoy said. "I never said them being angry or disappointed was wrong. What I said was disrespecting a man as a person is wrong. It's a love-hate thing. You love the fact that they are so angry because they want to win just as bad as us. You hate the fact you have put them through that."

Bucs fans showed their fury for Schiano during Thursday's 31-13 loss to the Panthers, with several "Fire Schiano" signs, as well as ones that read "Schiano is Worse than MRSA." What McCoy took issue with was how fans got personal in their verbal, and non-verbal, attacks.

[Last modified: Friday, October 25, 2013 6:11pm]

    

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