Twitter stunned at why Empire State Building would be green following Eagles’ 31-7 win over 49ers
One modern practice is for buildings to light up in team colors following a big win from one of their college or pro sports teams.
Of course, when a building is lighting up in the colors of a rival, it generates plenty of discussion.
Such was the case when the Empire State Building — one of the prime symbols of New York City — on Sunday night was adorned in green following the Philadelphia Eagles’ 31-7 win over the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship Game at Lincoln Financial Field. It wasn’t even like there was a mistake; the Empire State Building’s official Twitter account even emphasized that they were celebrating the big win for the Giants’ arch rivals.
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
Here are the best reactions from Twitter.
Did y'all lose a bet
— Mina Kimes (@minakimes) January 29, 2023
Theory: Maybe they had that color ready for the Jets and were tired of waiting
— Brett Edgerton (@EditorEdge) January 29, 2023
New York City has annexed Philadelphia
— Mac Engel (@MacEngelProf) January 29, 2023
This isn’t a headline from The Onion?
— trey wingo (@wingoz) January 29, 2023
Unplug yourself wth
— Sydney Bauer (@femme_thoughts) January 29, 2023
This is like Sal Licata wearing an Islanders jersey @CLoprestiWFAN
— EddieMolo (@Eddiemolo) January 29, 2023
love this parody account
— Jordan Cicchelli (@jordancicchelli) January 29, 2023
had to check, wtf pic.twitter.com/t5czSuNF7O
— Nicole Auerbach (@NicoleAuerbach) January 29, 2023
This is the dumbest thing I’ve ever seen. Who made that decision & who is the person that put that person in the position to make that decision? Fire them both.
— Syke (@SykeOnAir) January 29, 2023
— Josh (@FLITTER) January 29, 2023
This has to be a joke. A terrible one at that
— Mekka Don (@MekkaDonMusic) January 29, 2023
You do know you’re New York, and not Philly, right?
— Buzz Patterson (@BuzzPatterson) January 29, 2023
BAHAHA Giants fans gonna lose their minds
— Ed Oswald (@edoswald) January 29, 2023
I mean the Eagles own NY if we're being honest.
— Donnie 'RightSide' Seymour (@RightSideVP) January 29, 2023
Not sure who came up with this idea but in case they didn’t know the Eagles have no place in NYC. Anywhere, anyhow, anyway. This is just embarrassing.
— Tommy (@TommyG105) January 29, 2023
This is why Jersey is so much better than ny
— Danny Dimes🪙 To Wan’Dale🪄 (@BallsDeepInYm3) January 29, 2023
I’m so happy that this happened.
Giants fans right now: pic.twitter.com/G1kP6ia2sZ
— Mitch (@MitchCK_) January 29, 2023
Are the Eagles moving to Brooklyn?!
— CGF_NFL (@CGF_NFL) January 29, 2023
The Giants and the Jets teams currently… pic.twitter.com/oTwrrdkOAT
— TooMuchCamber (@Too_MuchCamber) January 29, 2023
I’m taking my talents to the Chrysler Building pic.twitter.com/w1CiTX5NDM
— Tyler Hu (Who?) (@huisthatkid) January 29, 2023
You do realize that you're in New York, home of the division rival @Giants, don't you????
— Jeff Feuer aka mathdoc at nerdculture dot de (@feuermathdoc) January 29, 2023
Rare Empire L
— Ceazey (Card Life) (@ceazey) January 29, 2023
This is like if the Rocky statue in Philly were wearing a Daniel Jones jersey.
— Mark Lane (@therealmarklane) January 29, 2023