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Miko Grimes rips into Bucs fans as 'horrible'

Miko Grimes smiles as she received two game balls intercepted by her husband, Brent, during a 2014 game in Miami.

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Miko Grimes smiles as she received two game balls intercepted by her husband, Brent, during a 2014 game in Miami.

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The Bucs got their first home win of 2016 on Sunday and cornerback Brent Grimes had an early interception to spark a strong day by Tampa Bay's defense, but his wife ripped into Bucs fans as being "dead" and "horrible" in their support of the home team.

"Get your a---- in the seats! Every week is the same s---!" Grimes wrote in a lengthy rant linked from her Twitter account. "A bunch of (empty) seats with DEAD bucs fans OR the lower level FILLED with loud opposing fans. Hope u guys enjoy getting your money back for your tickets sold to opposing fan bases."

Grimes had posted her rant to defend Bucs receiver Mike Evans, who sat during the national anthem in protest of Donald Trump being elected as president last week. In doing so, she took issue with Bucs fans leaving early from games, as many did with a lopsided margin in Sunday's 36-10 victory against the Bears.

"How bout u guys become real fans and STFU and cheer for your team? That rarely happens at Raymond James, trust me, i know," she wrote. "I've been coming to this stadium since 2009 and nothing has (changed). A DEAD CROWD! 'when we run out of the tunnel while being announced it feels like a funeral. no one is cheering" Thats what your players say bout u "fans". ... I guess I shouldn't be surprised that not only are u guys a horrible fanbase at home games but also on social media. The Bucs won their FIRST HOME GAME TODAY and the fans left before the game was over. U guys wanted to beat the traffic rush? Embarrassing! The bears lost and their fans stayed the whole d--- game!"

Bucs coach Dirk Koetter made comments three weeks ago about the large number of opposing fans in the lower level of the stadium, challenging fans to give unused tickets to friends as early Christmas gifts rather than sell them on the secondary market to fans of the other team. Sunday's game had an announced crowd of 62,898.

[Last modified: Monday, November 14, 2016 11:18am]

    

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