Clowning Around: Jaguar Fans Don Clown Makeup for Game

by Joe Rutland
(Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

You cannot blame Jacksonville Jaguar fans for putting on clown makeup after a sorry NFL season. But the Jaguars pulled off a surprise.

Yes, Outsiders, Jaguar fans donned the tears of a clown on Sunday.

It turns out, though, that the NFL squad absolutely stunned the Indianapolis Colts 26-11 as the season comes to an end. Jacksonville, who fired Head Coach Urban Meyer in just his first year, finished with a 3-14 record.

OK, back to the clown get-ups for Jaguar fans. Why did they do it? Because they are tired of watching the franchise turn into a clown show under Owner Shad Khan. They targeted their hate toward General Manager Trent Baalke, whom the fans want out now.

Jaguar Fans Keep Their Word, Put On The Clown Gear As NFL Season Reaches End

Khan has said that Baalke is not going anywhere, though.

What type of reaction did the “clown-out” receive on Twitter? Let’s take a look.

We get this update from a writer at the game: “The Colts losing a win-and-in game to a 2-14 franchise with fans wearing clown wigs would be one of the most embarrassing losses since the merger.”

Well, congrats, Colts. You get the embarrassment title for the final week of the NFL regular season.

And more Jaguar fans wearing clown garb news right here: “Jaguars fans promised clowns for the Jags game, and I’m so excited to see if they followed through on it.”

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This dig was directed at Indianapolis quarterback Carson Wentz: “In a game where Jaguars fans came up dressed as clowns Carson Wentz was the true clown prince of crime.”

Jaguar fans watched the Colts finish 9-8 this season. They had to win out in order to clinch a spot. Well, Indianapolis went belly-up and then watched Pittsburgh score a 16-13 overtime victory over Baltimore.

That win sends Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to the NFL playoffs in what appears to be his final season in the league. There is one way for the Steelers to not make the NFL postseason. If the Las Vegas Raiders-Los Angeles Chargers game on Sunday night ends in a tie, then Pittsburgh is out.

Now, this fan offers a postgame comment in sitting among Jaguar fans: “Had a great time at TIAA Bank today. First #jaguars win I saw in person since….well, last year’s Win over the Colts! Section 124 was too fun. Clown costumes were great. Wins are cherished.”

As we said earlier, this season had been a clown-car show with Meyer, a respected college football coach, totally mismatched by NFL play.