The New Orleans Saints players say their bus was pelted with eggs by airport workers after they touched down in Atlanta.
Tight end Jimmy Graham, linebacker Will Herring and quarterback Chase Daniel tweeted about the incident Wednesday night at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
The Saints (5-6) face the first-place Falcons (10-1) Thursday night at the Georgia Dome. New Orleans won the first meeting between the longtime rivals, 31-27 on Nov. 11.
Graham wrote on Twitter: "Bus just got egged after landing in ATL by the ramp workers. Classy!"
Daniel tweeted, "Wow ... we start getting eggs thrown (at) us by airport workers! Guess they do hate us!"
Herring seems amused by the incident.
"First time my bus has been egged by opposing fans!" he tweeted. The game "should be fun!!"
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport PR have released the following statement this morning:
It has been confirmed that eggs were thrown at the New Orleans Saints' charter bus as they departed the ramp at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport last night. Airline workers were in the ramp area. Airport and airline officials are investigating the incident and further information will be forthcoming. Meanwhile, Atlanta Police will augment the airline security presence during the team's departure.
Aviation General Manager Louis Miller emphasized that this behavior is unacceptable and will not be tolerated.
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