It really shouldn't come as a surprise to Eagles fans, or football fans in general for that matter. Philadelphia management has never had any qualms of letting go of faithful employees who've poured their hearts and souls into the city and team, citing their role as a business. And, while often heartless, that's their right and their prerogative.
However, a latest incident as reported by Philly Inquirer columnist John Gonzalez shows just how black the organization's heart really is.
The Birds fired game-day west gate chief Dan Leone after he posted the following message on his Facebook page: "Dan is [explitive] devastated about Dawkins signing with Denver...Dam Eagles R retarded."
And like that. BANG. He's gone. To make matters worse, the six-year employee who missed only one game during his tenure suffers from something called transverse myelitis, and as such has a left leg significantly weaker than his right, and was often forced to haul around the stadium on duty in a wheelchair.
Say what you will about Dawkins being left to head West, he wound up with a very lucrative contract, whereas Leone didn't receive so much as a pat on the back.
See Dan Leone's Other Eagles Status Updates here.