We don't see it, because we're Philly. But I doubt there's another city who can be so hard on their athletes. Coming from another city, another country, to Philly, it's got to be surprising, amazing, even, to hear it, no matter how much you may have been warned. If he were born and raised here, he wouldn't let it bother him. But he would also have known how meaningful it was to hear the "BRYZ" chants during game 2.
So I have NO problem with his complaint. He's 100% right.
But after reading RF's article, then Carchidi's article about RF's article, I get the impression that it might not be so tough for him next year, that he's ready to make the adjustment and learn to ignore the negativity. Easier said than done.
This wasn't about $51 million, or whether or not he was the long awaited saviour. I read it simply as his reaction to the Philly negative attitude. It's his right to say it, and he was right about it.