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Thursday, November 29, 2012
Saints get rude welcome in Atlanta

By Pat Yasinskas


ATLANTA -- The rivalry between the New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons has reached a new level.

The teams have played some intense games and traded a lot of verbal jabs in recent years. But what happened Wednesday goes beyond the teams.

Several New Orleans players claim that their bus was egged by airport workers after they landed Wednesday at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

Tight end Jimmy Graham wrote on Twitter: "Bus just got egged after landing in ATL by the ramp workers. Classy!"

We’ve known for several seasons that the Saints and Falcons don’t like each other, and that has made for some healthy drama when the teams have played.

But I don’t think fans getting involved, at least in this way, is healthy for anyone. I can’t imagine that airport officials have been very happy as they’ve heard about the way the Saints were greeted in Atlanta.