New Yorkers Get Heated After Empire State Building Lights Up Green and White in Support of the Philadelphia Eagles
New Yorkers have been heated Sunday evening after the Empire State lit up in the Philadelphia Eagles’ colours.
On Sunday, after the Eagles gained the NFC title and secured their spot for Tremendous Bowl LVII, the constructing was illuminated in inexperienced and white colours in their honor.
Nonetheless, the illumination was shortly met with backlash, with some even calling the show of symbolic solidarity “treason.”
“As the representative for the Empire State Building and a diehard Giants fan, let me be on the record saying that this is absolutely ridiculous,” stated New York Metropolis Councilman Keith Powers.
Should you didn’t know, the Giants and Eagles have a longstanding rivalry that began in 1933 when the Giants and Eagles confronted off in a recreation, with New York dominating with a 56-0 victory.
Since then, the rivalry has solely change into extra heated; and final week, the Eagles knocked the Giants from the playoffs.
One person tweeted at Mayor Eric Adams and stated, “New Yorkers will not stand for this.”
“For anyone who finds this as treacherous, traitorous, and unforgivable as we do – just pretend it’s green and white for #NewYorksStrongest,” tweeted the Division of Sanitation. “We take out the trash every day…and next year, that’ll include the Eagles.”
The social media crew of the iconic New York constructing wasn’t blind to the backlash.
Later Sunday, as they displayed one more set of colours at the high of this skyscraper, this time purple and white for the AFC champion Kansas Metropolis Chiefs, the account tweeted, “That hurt us more than it hurt you.”
Fly @Eagles Fly! We’re going Green and White in honor of the Eagles NFC Championship Victory. pic.twitter.com/RNiwbCIkt7
— Empire State Building (@EmpireStateBldg) January 29, 2023