The time Philly fans booed Santa and pelted him with snowballs (video)

File this under “only in Philly.”

Sports fans around the US know that Philly fans are among the more obnoxious – if not the most obnoxious – in the country. The local crowds have booed local legends like baseball player and Hall of Famer, Mike Schmidt, which was bad, but the standard for tasteless booing came in earlier, in 1968, when they booed Santa Claus and threw snowballs at him.

Bleacher Report has more unfortunate moments in Philadelphia sports history.

But to be fair to Philly fans, booing Sarah Palin really shouldn’t be considered a “bad moment.” Even Philly fans get some things right. :)


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