Jill Biden was on hand to promote the White House’s cancer initiatives
Jill Biden served as an honorary captain for the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, as the team sought to maintain its unbeaten record against NFC East rival Dallas Cowboys in Week 6.
Biden also led the crowd in a rendition of the Eagles fight song, ‘Fly Eagles Fly,’ which could not be heard in the NBC snippet, but in social media videos, sounds of the crowd booing the first lady could be heard at various points throughout the game.
Philadelphia fans are known to be loud and obnoxious, with President Biden himself noting in 2021 that ‘Philadelphia fans are the most informed and most obnoxious fans in the world.’
Fans of the only unbeaten team in the NFL booed Biden when she stepped onto Lincoln Financial Field, as did several Eagles players and Santa Claus before her.
Several fans at the Eagles game tweeted about the apparent loud boos she received.
Biden led fans in a rendition of “Fly Eagles Fly,” head over the coin toss, and was seen conversing with Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid.
Biden was at the event to promote the White House’s Cancer Moonshot initiative, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. Cancer patients and survivors, as well as their families, joined her on the field.
Dr. Biden led Eagles fans in a chant alongside cancer survivors who had benefited from the Cancer Moonshot Initiative in a video posted to the Sunday Night Football social media account.
However, some fans at the game reported that the crowd was booing the first lady and chanting “f**k Joe Biden.”
Both President and Jill Biden are huge Eagles fans. The current president was in the United States. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis during Super Bowl LII, when the Philadelphia Eagles won their first championship in a thrilling game against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots.
In May 2021, the president praised Eagles fans.
“Philadelphia fans are the most informed and most obnoxious fans in the world,” Biden said at the time.
A win on Sunday would keep the Eagles atop the NFL standings.