Funny Dying Eagles Fan Requested Players as Pallbearers to 'Let Him Down One Last Time'
A dying Philadelphia Eagles fan used one of his final wishes to request eight Eagles players serve as pallbearers at his funeral.
Why? So that his favorite NFL team could "let him down one last time."
Jeffrey Riegel, of Port Republic, New Jersey, passed away last week at the age of 56 after a battle with cancer.
"God gave Jeffrey the miracle of time to prepare which allowed him to verbalize his last wishes," Riegel's obituary reads. "He requested to have eight Philadelphia Eagles as pall bearers so the Eagles can let him down one last time.
Although no Eagles players participated in the funeral services on Thursday, the pallbearers donned Eagles jerseys to fulfill Riegel's wish.
Riegel did get to see the Eagles win one last time before his death, his wife, Donna Lee Riegel, said.
He was able to watch their 20-16 preseason victory over the Buffalo Bills last Thursday.
“He got to see them go out on a win,” she said.
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