Sports-talk radio and Twitter were abuzz Tuesday over a confrontation between the Dolphins’ general manager and an unhappy fan at Sunday’s home opener.
“It caught me off guard,” Ireland said. “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.”
News of the altercation first came on 790 The Ticket on Tuesday, when a caller told the station he witnessed Ireland cursing at a fan. A short time later, a man who identified himself only as Sean, a longtime season-ticket holder, claimed he was on the receiving end of the profanity and appeared to take it as a badge of honor.
“I expressed my displeasure over the organization,” he said. “I don’t think he particularly liked it, and then I made a suggestion how he could fix the problem, and he didn’t particularly like that suggestion either.”
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