There’s A Second Angle Of The Eagles Fan Smashing Into A Pole And It’s So Much Better

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The retired Brian Dawkins remains one of the hardest-hitting safeties in NFL history. But as one Philadelphia Eagles fan learned the hard way this weekend before his team’s blowout victory over the Minnesota Vikings, merely donning Dawkins’ jersey does not make one invincible.

By now you’ve probably seen it, the video, shot from inside a moving subway train, of an Eagles fan running to keep pace with the car, only to meet an untimely end to his reveling in the form of a support pillar.

Here it is in slow motion.

And now we have a second angle that reveals so much of the story—what our Kevin Pillar impersonator was doing before his doomed run, and that there was a second, possibly harder impact: his smashing into the moving train after the collision with the pole.

Making it easier to laugh at this fail: that our intrepid hero, 42-year-old Eagles season ticket holder Jigar Desai, is okay.

“Yeah, I hit the pole, but the passion is there,” Desai told AP. “It reflects the passion of the entire city. We are good fans. Yeah, there are a couple of bad apples in the mix, in any city you’re going to find that, but I think as a whole we have supported this team for years and years and years. I think this city is ready to bring home the hardware.”

At least this Eagles fan is using his physical aggression on inanimate objects rather than police horses or Philadelphia 76ers.

“I’m not throwing bottles or punching horses,” Desai said. “It was just running into a pole.”