Angry at birds: Irate Eagles fan is dean of admissions at University of Pennsylvania

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PHILADELPHIA — They take their football seriously in Philadelphia. Even scholarly types can go overboard when their beloved Eagles lose.

During the fourth quarter of Philadelphia's 27-24 televised loss to the Detroit Lions, the Fox network handling the broadcast showed an angry Eagles fan shouting as the telecast broke for a commercial.

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The angry fan was identified as Eric Furda, the University of Pennsylvania's dean of admissions since 2008, according to the The Philadelphia Inquirer.

The clip quickly went viral, as it resonated with other angry Eagles fans.

Furda admitted he was the culprit on Twitter, but only after he posted Sunday that he was "not sure what the refs were looking at today."

Furda took a more apologetic tone Monday morning.

"After further review of the play I will take the 15 yard penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct," Furda tweeted. "But I will not lose my passion for Philadelphia and Penn sports!"

The Eagles, who have lost two straight games after beating Washington in their season opener, travel to Green Bay to face the Packers at Lambeau Field on Thursday night.