ATLANTA - Two New Orleans Saints players publicly accused Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport workers of egging the team’s bus on the tarmac.
The Saints got to town Wednesday ahead of Thursday night’s matchup with the Falcons at the Georgia Dome.
Backup quarterback Chase Daniel mentioned the incident first via Twitter Wednesday evening.
“Wow, as we’re boarding buses on the Tarmac @ Atlanta airport, we start getting eggs thrown @ us by airport workers! Guess they do hate us!” Daniel tweeted under the handle @ChaseDaniel.
That was then retweeted by teammate Jimmy Graham, who also sent a follow-up tweet.
“Bus just got egged after landing in ATL by the ramp workers. Classy! "RISE Up" smh,” Graham tweeted under the handle @TheJimmyGraham.
Linebacker Will Herring also tweeted, “First time my bus has been egged by opposing fans! Tomorrow should be fun!! #WhoDatNation.”
Airport officials told Channel 2 Action News that they have confirmed that the incident did occur as the bus departed Wednesday night. The airport is investigating the incident.
Atlanta police will be present as security when the team leaves.
Several other team members sent tweets referencing the incident, including Jedidiah Collins, who tweeted, "The hotel has the audacity to serve us EGGs for breakfast!! #haha."