The “Fire Nagy” chants directed at the Bears head coach have spread downstate. In Monday night’s basketball game between the Fighting Illini and the Fighting Irish, fans broke out into the jeer that’s been heard at Soldier Field, the United Center and now the State Farm Center.
You may recognize White Sox play-by-play man Jason Benetti with the call. While it does sound like the fans were chanting “Fire Nagy,” some people in the comments suggested that fans were actually yelling “Hire Nagy,” as a troll job towards Notre Dame who just lost head football coach Brian Kelly to LSU.
Several Bears have addressed hearing the chants at Soldier Field and made it clear they don’t like hearing it from their own fans.
“We hate it, honestly,” said Eddie Jackson. “The fans gotta understand that doesn't help anything. Y'all want us to play better, do better, that's not helping when you all sitting up there and chanting that.”