The Empire State Building was lit up on Sunday night to congratulate the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots on reaching Super Bowl 52. Part of the building’s lighting was green and white, while the other side was red and blue:
Congratulations to the @Patriots and the @Eagles, The AFC and NFC Champions! In honor of their upcoming trip to the big game our lights are now shining in their colors. Who will you be cheering for on February 4th? 🏈 pic.twitter.com/IsDZLLbrmG
— Empire State Bldg (@EmpireStateBldg) January 22, 2018
This is something the New York skyscraper does often to honor sports teams, it’s almost apart of American culture and this wasn’t the first time the building was lit up to honor a non-New York sports team, either.
However, when it comes to sports teams, it’s hard sell for New Yorkers’ to decide which sports city they hate the most, Philadelphia or Boston and a lot took to Twitter to voice their displeasure with the Empire State Building’s decision:
WTF is this? Whoever was behind this nonsense needs to be reassigned ASAP, F the Eagles and I’m sure the Jets fans feel that way about the Pats. Change it now!
— Yeshaiya Alex Brill (@ShaiBrill) January 22, 2018
— ((( joyce ))) (@joycefromli) January 22, 2018
It’s not cool, not cool at all
— Scott (@_HailTheLost_) January 22, 2018
Giants fans pic.twitter.com/HhZAZkAVA8
— LOLMets™ (@MetsMike_129) January 22, 2018
What in the blue hell
— GrownandBossy (@BossladieNic) January 22, 2018
This is not how you New York.
— Mez (@Mighty1ne) January 22, 2018
— Tony Larsen ⚽ (@tlpretender) January 22, 2018
STOP THIS MADNESS. The person in charge of this social media account should be fired and maybe arrested.
— Kate Reilly (@kateofthings) January 22, 2018
I’ll be cheering for King Kong.
— James Deckinger (@Ad_Man_NYC) January 22, 2018
Don’t be so salty, New York.