Matt Nagy has it pretty rough these days. Not only did he lose his fifth straight game on Sunday against Baltimore despite playing against a backup quarterback, but it ended with Chicago Bears fans serenading him with “Fire Nagy” chants. Just 24 hours later, those same calls popped up during a game between the Chicago Bulls and Indiana Pacers. It is becoming evident that the head coach has completely lost the fans.
Now it seems some supporters are beginning to use that against his family. Nagy was in attendance for a high school playoff game between Lake Forest and Cary-Grove. A game his son was playing in. At one point in the 2nd quarter, the student section of the stands suddenly broke out with “Fire Nagy” chants. It was about as tasteless and unnecessary as you’d expect. Par for the course for high school students. Credit to Cary resident Matt Allen for snagging video of the incident.
He was at the Lake Forest v Cary-Grove game yesterday since his kid plays for LF and the CG student section was chanting it. He seems to get it a lot these days.
— Matt Allen (@MattyJamesAllen) November 21, 2021
Pulled this from NFHS. Was late in 4th quarter. pic.twitter.com/RRQHDV4gOf
— Matt Allen (@MattyJamesAllen) November 22, 2021
This is a sad reality of sports.
When the stakes are high enough, people will do almost anything to get in the heads of opposing players. Former Bulls coach Doug Collins’ son Chris had to hear Phil Jackson chants at his high school basketball games after his father had been fired in 1989. People can be a**holes sometimes. One can only feel bad that Nagy’s son has to endure something like that.
At the same time, he probably knew what he was signing up for when his dad took over the head coaching job back in 2018. Fans turn on you fast when the team stops winning. It gets ugly. The good news, if you can call it that, is the nightmare won’t last forever. Nagy won’t be the head coach in Chicago for much longer. By January his family won’t have to hear the “Fire Nagy” chants anymore.