Justin Fields tries to clarify post-game comments that angered Bears fans

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Justin Fields didn’t have a good night on Sunday, throwing only 70 yards and running for 20 in a 27-10 loss to the Packers. It brought the Bears quarterback to 0-3 against the Packers in his career.

His night got worse when a reporter asked Fields after the game if the loss hurt more because Bears fans have seen the lopsided rivalry since Aaron Rodgers became Green Bay’s starter.

Fields got into trouble with Bears fans saying, “Yeah, it hurts more in the locker room than the Bears fans. At the end of the day they don’t put any work into it. I see the guys in the locker room every day “I see how much work they have put in. It hurts to come out of such a disappointing loss.”

On Wednesday, Fields tried to clarify his comments from Sunday.

“Yes, I was angry after the game. I want to discuss this now to clear things up,” Fields said via ESPN’s Courtney Cronin. “There was one thing I said after the game on Sunday where I said the fans are not working. First, i was frustrated after the match. First of all, I didn’t want to talk to you. I didn’t feel like coming to talk to you. So I should have explained better what I meant by that.

“What I meant by that is I’m talking about work related to Sunday’s game, winning the game. I don’t know any fans. I don’t know what they do in their personal lives. I respect every fan we have. I’m glad we have fans. I would never despise anyone for what they do or what they love to do. It came out like this. Some social media outlets quoted my quote and they got a big buzz from it. So of course they did a great job. Of course social media will do that. But I just wanted to clarify that.”

Fields said he learned an important lesson after stirring up social media with his comments.

“I’ve talked to my dad about it, and as long as I’m in this position, there’s going to be things that crop up, so just knowing that as long as I’m in this profession, it’s never going to go away, so you either have to be very clear in everything I say, be very descriptive of what I mean, or just say nothing at all,” Fields said.

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