Jeff Ireland Called a Dolphins Fan an Asshole

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Jeff Ireland, the Miami Dolphins general manager best noted for asking Dez Bryant if his mother was a prostitute, has let his mouth get him into more trouble. During Sunday's game, a fan informed Ireland that he should "fire himself." (Of all the things angry sports fans usually tell others to do to themselves, that's pretty tame). Ireland has now confirmed he responded by calling the fan an "asshole."

The fan, who identified himself as "Sean," called into 790 AM The Ticket to recount his side of the story. Ireland was walking through the concourse during halftime, and, surprisingly, was greeted pleasantly by most fans. He took pictures, signed autographs, shook hands, all of that. Sean then called Ireland over, and began complaining about Ireland's mismanagement of the team and suggested, "We need you to fire yourself."

Ireland then apparently turned away, but muttered the word "asshole" loud enough for fans to hear him.

"It caught me off guard," Ireland told The Miami Herald's Dolphins blog. "I just turned and walked away but I did say the word. I regret I used the word I used. I thought I was using it under my breath. I guess I kind of said it loud enough that he could hear it. I literally said it under my breath. At the time I felt I handled the situation pretty good. Probably muttered it a little too loud. I regret that I said anything."

Classic Ireland. Always giving people reason to get pissed off him. Dude should at least be riding something of a wave of good feelings after the Dolphin's win on Sunday, but now he's dealing with this.

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16 comments
Natalie
Natalie

If the shoe fits fans...some of you are a lot more than that. 

Smithers_Rob
Smithers_Rob

@rushthecourt Ireland is a public figure. People in those roles get called out regularly. Should've known how to deal w/situation.

pete
pete

What an inane thing to take "sides" over.

 

The fan had every right to voice his opinion just as Ireland had every right to respond as he did to the insult.

 

Is this really such a hard concept to grasp aside from our personal biases against one guy or the other?

 

Bottom line? Big freaking deal.

Mozvader
Mozvader

It seems to me "Sean" got off easy. I for one would of called Sean far more than just an "asshole" had I been put in that situation. Heaven knows I'm not a fan of Jeff Ireland or what He has done to my beloved Miami Dolphins but I wouldn't be so bold as to try to publicly humiliate the man either. I appreciate Sean's attempt at expressing to Mr. Ireland what so many of us would love to say as well, but to do it publicly and during a game is absolutely classless. I admire Mr. Ireland's willingness to man up to what he said. As for "Sean", if you behave like an asshole you may be called out for being an asshole. Take it like a man and stop bitching. You only get as much respect as you'r willing to give.

Miguel Aybar
Miguel Aybar

The guy is a fucking tool, and for that matter so is Ross. I truly believe they are just down here to keep the dolphins from winning.

William Rios
William Rios

Have any of you ever met a Dolphins fan?

Fred Cole
Fred Cole

Regardless of Dezes mom's professional acumen, this guy looks like a smug prick...

Jaime Garcia
Jaime Garcia

I think everytime he is on the field people should chant Ireland is an asshole or just asshole like they do in WWE and TNA

Adrian Billete
Adrian Billete

I swear he has naked pictures of Steven Ross's , it cannot be explained any other way.

Rodrigo Alfonso Argüello
Rodrigo Alfonso Argüello

Who's never been cursed at during a football game? If you're that sensitive, maybe tennis should be your sport.

Jorge Shicken
Jorge Shicken

impeach that prick. i cant even watch cowboy games anymore without being furious over how good dez bryant is - regardless of his mothers previous professions

Dan Anthony Cruz
Dan Anthony Cruz

He should fire himself. Why are people afraid of telling him that? I vote for 4 year terms!

RANTone
RANTone

he's also known very well for taking one of the most storied franchises in nfl history and turning it into the laughing stock of the league. screw jeff ireland and screw most people in the front office of the miami dolphins.

rpachter
rpachter

@MiamiNewTimes Of course, Ireland shouldn't have responded, but telling someone to fire himself surely is a dick move.

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