Eagles fans donate to Zimmer Foundation



Jeffery Lurie, owner of the Philadelphia Eagles, celebrates with his team after beating the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Championship.

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The behavior of Philadelphia Eagles fans at last week’s NFC Championship game garnered much attention after Minnesota Vikings fans were cursed at, flipped off and had beer containers flung at them by Eagles fans.

The Vikings team bus was pelted with beer containers as the bus left Philadelphia. Two Eagles fans walked through the streets of Philadelphia carrying a banner reading, “F— Millie,” the 100 year-old Vikings superfan who garnered national headlines after her attendance at the Vikings’ divisional round matchup against the New Orleans Saints.

The behavior didn’t sit right with some Eagles fans. On Tuesday, the Twitter account of Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer’s foundation, the Mike Zimmer Foundation, tweeted, “A flood of donations coming in from @Eagles fans today to the MZF, most of them apologizing for how their fans treated @Vikings when they were in their city.”

Corri Zimmer oversees the Zimmer Foundation. Zimmer told ESPN that the foundation has received $7,000 in donations since the NFC title game and that donations are continuing to roll in.

According to the Mike Zimmer Foundation website, the organization works with the youth of Minnesota to improve their life prospects.