Sep 29, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions free safety Louis Delmas (26) celebrates after the game against the Chicago Bears at Ford Field. The Lions won 40-32. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Lions vice chairman calls Chicago Bears a 'bunch of thugs'


The Detroit Lions were able to knock the Chicago Bears from the unbeaten ranks in Week 4 of the regular season, but they are not ready to stop their attack on their NFC North rivals. Despite the fact that the Lions are one of the teams in the league that deal with the most arrests, Lions vice chairman Bill Ford went after the Bears by calling the team a “bunch of thugs.”

“It was really alive, and it was alive when we played those same bunch of thugs on Monday Night a couple [years ago],” Ford said, via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. “When this place gets going it’s electric and we do have wonderful fans. Our fans are amazing and we would love to pay them back and bring home a winner, and I love the way this team is playing right now.”

While it may be a bit entertaining to watch the Lions continue to mock their rivals, they need to take a quick look in the mirror.

From Ndamukong Suh’s reputation as one of the dirtiest players in the league to the Lions off-field issues, they could be categorized in Ford’s own terms. However, it looks like they want to ignore their own issues and make ignorant claims about one of the teams they hate the most.

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