(CBS) In a lost season in which the entire Bears organization -- from the front office to the coaching staff to the players -- deserves heat for a 5-8 record, Chicago's fans must rightfully now be criticized too.
Some of them, at least.
Some Bears fans -- again "some," likely not even a majority, but certainly enough to be heard -- cheered when it was announced that safety Chris Conte wouldn't return after suffering a back injury in the third quarter of Thursday night's 41-28 loss against the Cowboys.
Conte's long been a target of Chicago's venom after a Week 17 mishap of his in 2013 led to a Packers touchdown that kept the Bears out of the playoffs, but we can all agree that the cheering of his not returning after an injury is a class-less, low blow. Conte's already fought through a battery on injuries this season, including concussions, shoulder issues, an eye problem and now a back ailment.
The Bears have caused that frustration on the part of their fans, but there's no excuse for the actions.
It's just yet another ugly sight in a season full of them.
Soldier Field had 6,293 unused tickets last night, about 10 percent of the stadium's capacity.
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