The Empire State Building Lit Up in Eagles Green. Giants Fans Weren’t Thrilled.
In a nauseating hometown scene for Giants fans, the lights atop the Empire State Building turned green and white on Sunday night — and that’s certainly not in honor of the Jets.
Instead, it’s for the Giants’ hated rival, the Philadelphia Eagles, who won the NFC championship on Sunday and advance to the Super Bowl, just a week after knocking the Giants out of the knockout stages in a humiliating blow.
display light really did not go through well.
New York City Sanitation Department called it “betrayal, betrayal, and unforgivable.” Keith Powers, a City Council member representing an area of Manhattan including the Empire State Building, watch it “totally ridiculous.” The New York Post watch the news worthy front pagecall it the “out of color” error. Daily news ask“Where is your loyalty?!?”
“What the hell… Let me close these curtains,” said Julian Love, a player of the Giants, say on Twitter.
And had thousands of other feedbacks from Giants fans, as well as from other NFL rubber supporters, who were appalled at the betrayal.
For many people, seeing Philadelphia’s victory slam into New Yorkers in the face, on their own turf, violated a fundamental rule of the sports fan community: If you can’t be happy If you’re happy about your team, you can at least blame it on your opponent’s unhappiness. . An Eagle’s win is a Giant’s loss, even if they’re not competing.
Giants fans aren’t in the mood to see the reminders that Philadelphia sports fans will experience a rare moment of joy. Now, every Giant fan working with that jabroni from fish street will have to hear him say it over and over for the next two weeks, and he will probably wear Dawkins Go to work, that monster. The less talk about it, the better.
While this is not the Empire State Building’s most famous moment, it frequently change the color of the tower lights to reflect national and world events, and to recognize sporting achievements. Just this month, the lights turn red, black and green for Martin Luther King’s Birthday; red on Tet holiday; and turned yellow in memory of the victims of the Holocaust.
The lights even turned blue to honor the Giants on January 13, when they earned an NFL knockout spot after a season that exceeded expectations. Over the years, the building has honored Super Bowl champions, including 2018 when a similar backlash formed after the Eagles won.
After about four hours of comments piling up on social media on Sunday, the building tweeted shortly after 10 p.m. that it would turn red in honor of the Kansas City Chiefs, who just won the AFC championship. Finally, the nightmare is over.