A 2-hour drive is all that separates the city of brotherly love and the big apple. It's safe to say Philadelphia and New York are the exact opposite of the twin cities. When it comes to sports especially, the hatred is very real. Mets/Phillies, Rangers/Flyers, Eagles/Giants. A rivalry would be an understatement.
It's easy to see why the internet was beyond confused when the Empire State Building of all places, turned their famous lights to Eagles' Green on Sunday. Yes, the Eagles who just last week ended the New York Giants' season. Those same Eagles who just advanced to the Super Bowl.
WTF? This just doesn't happen in sports.
what is this pic.twitter.com/oDvDn17fI4— FanDuel (@FanDuel) January 29, 2023
Did y'all lose a bet— Mina Kimes (@minakimes) January 29, 2023
Posers. They would never do that for us— Alexis “New Year-New Me” Cardoza (@_AlexisCardoza) January 29, 2023
King Kong should have destroyed you— Astrid Martinez (@astridtv1) January 30, 2023
eh this ain't it— Justin Brannan (@JustinBrannan) January 29, 2023
If you need help but can’t tweet, blink your lights twice.— Craig Beilinson (@cbeilinson) January 29, 2023
New York Giants' Safety, Julian Love wasn't having any of it.
What on Earth… Let me close these blinds https://t.co/0qCKhvAkjd— Julian Love (@julianlove27) January 30, 2023
Same energy pic.twitter.com/LgAXNakqFS— Pat Benson (@Pat_Benson_Jr) January 29, 2023
"Here's an idea... Let's make our own city genuinely angry at us!"— Inside Hoops (@InsideHoops) January 30, 2023
- The Empire State Building marketing team
The tweet even had Dave Portnoy of Barstool Sports making solid points.
SMH♂️— Matt Breida (@MattBreida) January 30, 2023
In case you still don't understand how disrespectful this was, that's Giants' running back, Matt Breida voicing his frustration. From players to fans, true New Yorkers to transplants. Everyone was upset. It was an idiotic tweet for clout and nothing more. Thanks Empire State Building, you did it. You got me mad at a building.
Good night.— Empire State Building (@EmpireStateBldg) January 30, 2023