The Empire State Building paid homage to the AFC champion New England Patriots and NFC champion Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday night, lighting up the iconic skyscraper with the colors of the two teams that will meet in Super Bowl LII, and let’s just say New Yorkers weren’t all that happy about it.
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
Considering the Patriots and Eagles are the chief division rivals of New York’s Jets and Giants, respectively — a matchup the New York Post described as the “Worst. Super Bowl. Ever.” — whoever runs the Empire State Building’s official Twitter account probably should have seen these negative responses coming when they asked, “Who will you be cheering for on February 4th?”
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
Turn it off
— LI_Weather (@michaeld021) January 22, 2018
— Brendin Eric (@Brendin_NY) January 22, 2018
— Tony Larsen ⚽ (@tlpretender) January 22, 2018
This is not how you New York.
— Mez (@Mighty1ne) January 22, 2018
Hi, who do I contact to file a complaint about the fact the EMPIRE STATE building is lit for its two biggest rivals?
— Kevin Quinn (@KevinWQuinnNYC) January 22, 2018
Fans of the Jets and Giants will be rooting for a meteor to drop from the sky on the stadium. Seeing the Empire State Building celebrating either of the rival franchises is sickening. Who was the idiot behind this idea?
— Evan Tarracciano (@Roto_Wizard) January 22, 2018
Speaking of which, there is reportedly a “potentially hazardous” asteroid “larger than any skyscraper yet built” headed in the Earth’s direction at 67,000 miles per hour. It is expected to pass our planet by a scant 2.6 million miles on Super Bowl Sunday, which is tremendous news for everyone except for the possible exception of whoever lit up the Empire State Building in Patriots and Eagles colors.