Sixers fans infiltrate Nets game and start Eagles chants

A group of Sixers fans made the trip to Brooklyn to watch the Sixers play the Nets. From left Dave Fraser, Brian Morgan, Kevin Lewis, Idris Amir, Christopher Cottman, Brandon Palmer, and Jodie Mack.-01022018-0002
A group of Sixers fans made the trip to Brooklyn to watch the Sixers play the Nets. From left Dave Fraser, Brian Morgan, Kevin Lewis, Idris Amir, Christopher Cottman, Brandon Palmer, and Jodie Mack.

When the 76ers are playing at home, “trust the process” chants are expected, and Eagles chants have been a mainstay at Sixers’ home games throughout the Eagles’ run to the Super Bowl.

But, Wednesday night, while playing the Nets, Eagles chants broke out in Brooklyn.

It started out in small pockets and then it became loud enough that it could be heard over the television broadcast of the game.

Leading the charge was a group of seven who made the trek from Philadelphia to Brooklyn to watch their home team.

Kevin Lewis, Christopher Cottman, Bradon Palmer, Jodie Mack, Idris Amir, Brian Morgan, and Dave Fraser are not just Sixers fans, they’re Philadelphia fans.

The group of friends regularly attends Sixers, Eagles, and Phillies home games, and make it a point to be on the road when they can.

“Went to D.C. for the Eagles opener vs. the Redskins and flew to L.A. for the Eagles-Rams game,” Lewis said in addition to a slew of other outings.

On Wednesday, clad in Sixers and Eagles gear, Fraser with his underdog mask in tow, the group took a Megabus to New York and whether it was on the subway, at dinner, or in the arena, they let everyone know where they were from.

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Sixers and Eagles fan Dave Fraser, 32, donning his underdog mask and 76ers jacket at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY., during Sixers game against the Nets.

“We’re out here, Philly born and raised,” Palmer said.

On longer trips they sometimes have to use vacation time in order to watch the teams, but it’s worth it according to Lewis, who said he works for the City of Philadelphia.

As far as plans for Super Bowl Sunday, they aren’t able to be in Minnesota, but they have every intention of celebrating in true Philly fashion if the Eagles win.

“Bring it home to Philly, that’s the plan,” Cottman said of his hopes for the Super Bowl outcome. “Once we win, we’ll be on Broad St. acting crazy.”