First the Eagles beat the hometown Giants, and now this?
The Empire State Building stunningly lit up in green and white Sunday night for the locally despised Philadelphia Eagles after their win in the NFC Championship game.
“Fly Eagles Fly! We’re going Green and White in honor of the Eagles NFC Championship Victory,” tweeted an account for the historic Midtown Manhattan skyscraper.
The light scheme drew immediate howls from New Yorkers and sports commenters.
“Eh this ain’t it,” city councilman Justin Brannan said. “Will all NYC hot dog vendors will be slinging Geno’s Steaks tomorrow too?” he added, referencing a popular cheese steak restaurant.
“Did y’all lose a bet,” ESPN reporter Mina Kimes asked.
“Wrong city,” another user commented.
“If you need help but can’t tweet, blink your lights twice,” another added.
Several city agencies got some digs in, too.
“How are we going to explain this to all of the other buildings. They looked up to you,” the NYC Buildings account tweeted.
“For anyone who finds this as treacherous, traitorous, and unforgivable as we do – just pretend it’s green and white for #NewYorksStrongest. We take out the trash every day…and next year, that’ll include the Eagles,” NYC Sanitation said.
The Twitter account for the Empire State Building — which once refused to light up in honor of Mother Theresa — doubled down on its questionable loyalties.
When controversial Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy criticized the lighting scheme, the building quote-tweeted him with a vid of Portnoy himself fake-crying and saying “Life is so unfair.”
The Eagles beat the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday to advance to the team’s 4th Super Bowl.
“Maybe they had that color ready for the Jets and were tired of waiting,” a Twitter user said of Sunday’s lights at the Empire State Building.
The Eagles and Giants have been rivals in the NFC since 1933 with the Eagles currently holding a 93–88–2 record in the all-time season series. The Eagles won both of the teams’ regular season matchups as well as their third meeting in the Divisional round of the playoffs earlier this month.
The Empire State Building did not immediately answer a request for comment.