Rendell Admits to Booing Santa Claus

I was in a restaurant in the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport yesterday when who should appear on ESPN but Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell. State ...
by | December 26, 2008

Governor_rendell I was in a restaurant in the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport yesterday when who should appear on ESPN but Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell. State government: You can't escape it.

The segment was about the infamous incident when Philadelphia Eagles fans booed a man in a Santa Claus costume at a game in 1968. Rendell was there and, in the segment, he confessed to booing Santa. However, Rendell also said that he refrained from throwing snow balls at Santa, unlike many of his fellow fans in the stands that day.

Love him or hate him, Rendell is a genuine Philadelphian and a genuine Philadelphia sports fan.

Josh Goodman
Josh Goodman  |  Former Staff Writer
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