갈색, 플랑드르, 뉴저지 출신, 지역 팬들에게 호감을 주기 위해 Simmons에 대한 선수들의 발언을 비판함.
“All these Philly athletes tryna s— on Simmons for extra pat on the back from Philly fans. Cornball activity,” 갈색, a fourth-year player for the Cowboys, 썼다 인스 타 그램.
He didn’t mention anyone by name, 그러나 이글스 offensive lineman Jason Kelce took issue with Simmons earlier in the week as he was suspended for a game for conduct detrimental to the team. He didn’t hold back when he was asked about the point guard’s situation.
“You write your own narrative. What’s going on, I don’t want to crush any other players, but what’s going on with the 76ers, '시스템은 모두에게 실패하고 있다', stuff like that. All that is because of a lack of accountability, a lack of owning up to mistakes and a lack of correcting things,” 그는 말했다, 통하다 NBC Sports Philadelphia.
“If all that got corrected, you fix the free throws, if you’re getting better as a player, none of this is happening. Everybody can b—- and complain about how tough this city is to play in. Just play better, 남자. This city will love you.”
그는 덧붙였다: “I really don’t think this is a hard place to play, to be honest with you.”
It was later reported that Simmons was dealing with mental health issues and needed to take a break from the team. Star player Joel Embiid on Friday asked Philly fans to tone down the boos and chants against his teammate.
It’s unclear when Simmons will return but the team has expressed its support for him.