Some heroes come with a splash of comedy like one Philadelphia resident who managed to save children from a burning building and make a dig at Eagles wide receiver Nelson Agholor.
CBS 3 reports the fire from the West Philadelphia area happened around 2 a.m. with residents springing in action. As Nadir Darby tried to save multiple children from the building he spotted an old co-worker named Hakim Laws. The fellow Philly resident and former firefighter caught several children who reportedly had to be removed through the window in order to escape the flames.
As Laws shared with reporters what happened he threw a little shade towards Agholor who fumbled in the first half of the game against the Detroit Lions (27-24). The athlete was one of two players responsible for fumbles that cost them a win.
“I see a guy hanging out the window screaming that his kids were in there,” Laws said. “My man just started throwing babies out… and we were catching them, unlike [Eagles wide receiver Nelson] Agholor and all his mishaps.”
The most Philly soundbite goes to this guy who helped catch children thrown from a window during a fire. pic.twitter.com/3rH69gU2fL
— Steve Lindsay CBSPhilly (@SteveLindsayCBS) September 23, 2019
Agholor hasn’t heard about the dig but fans seem to be eating it up on social media.
he really said that he was catching babies unlike Agholor… wow https://t.co/476MoGGgHy
— Kevin (@deadasskev) September 23, 2019
Would you trust Nelson Agholor to catch a baby thrown from a burning building?
— Yorkis (@Yorkis) September 18, 2019
The absolute greatest quote in the history of Philadelphia: “And my man was throwing babies out the window and we were catching them, unlike Agholor.” https://t.co/zlWCNSv2Xk
— Chuck Bonfig (@ChuckBonfig) September 23, 2019
OMG, when Philly fans are mad about football, it is all consuming. Even in a fire rescue!
“My man just started throwing babies out the window, we was catching them…unlike Agholor.”
(good news-no serious injuries reported) https://t.co/CqVjwI6ZHc
— Karen Travers (@karentravers) September 23, 2019
According to authorities, an air conditioning unit was the cause of the fire. A total of 10 people were affected by the fire with two taken to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and one person to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.