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PORT REPUBLIC, N.J. — A New Jersey man took a parting shot at the Philadelphia Eagles in his obituary.

The Press of Atlantic City reports 56-year-old Jeffrey Riegel died of cancer last Friday. Before his death, the Port Republic man promised friends a funny message in his obituary.

The longtime Eagles fan’s obituary in the Atlantic City Press asks for Riegel “to have 8 Philadelphia Eagles as pall bearers so the Eagles can let him down one last time.”

Riegel was a passionate Eagles fan who owned season tickets for more than 30 years. Sadly, the Eagles never won a Super Bowl during his lifetime.

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Riegel’s friend Lou Jiacopello says he couldn’t help but laugh at his friend’s humor.

Eight friends wearing Eagles jerseys will lay him to rest on Thursday.