New Cambridge police commissioner lets true colors fly as Eagles fan

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (WHDH) — Cambridge’s new police commissioner admits he is a die-hard Philadelphia Eagles fan and with the Eagles in the Super Bowl against the Patriots, he is expecting a lot of flak over the next couple of weeks.

Cambridge Police Commissioner Branville Bard is from Philadelphia and was the chief of the Philadelphia Housing Authority’s police department before he came to Cambridge. He is also a very proud Eagles fan. One day after the NFC and AFC championship games, he decked his office out, hanging up Reggie White and Randall Cunningham jerseys.

“There’s been good-natured, fun ribbing since my time arriving here in the city,” said Bard. “There’s been a lot of back and forth. I brought in a couple of jerseys and hung them up. I’m in Patriots Country and I know that and it’s OK.”

Bard is also hoping to do some good with the upcoming Super Bowl match. He has a bet with the Cambridge fire chief, who is a Patriots fan. Whoever loses will donate $100 to their favorite charity for children with cancer.

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