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Cushing calls fans cheering Schaub injury “barbaric”


During Sunday’s ugly loss by the Texans to the Rams, things got even uglier at Reliant Stadium.

Down went quarterback Matt Schaub with an injury -- and up came the cheers from the home fans.

After the game, Texans linebacker Brian Cushing called the fans “barbaric” for their response, via Will Grubb of SportsRadio 610 in Houston.

It’s a strong word from Cushing, especially since cameras caught him and defensive end J.J. Watt yukking it up, Derek Anderson style, while the Texans were trailing 38-6.

Regardless, it’s never appropriate to cheer or celebrate any injury, whether to a member of the home team or the visiting team.