Empire State Building honors Eagles by lighting up in green and white


What's next? A Jalen Hurts jersey on the Statue of Liberty?

Fans of the New York Giants might have thought the Empire State Building's Twitter account or exterior lighting system was hacked on Sunday. They were not, the iconic building in the heart of Manhattan really was illuminated in green and white for the Philadelphia Eagles.

Shortly after the Eagles' 31-7 victory over the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship Game, the Empire State Building's official Twitter account tweeted a photo of the top of the building and it's antenna in green and white.

"Fly @Eagles Fly! We’re going Green and White in honor of the Eagles NFC Championship Victory," the tweet read. 

Odd considering the building is a mere eight miles from the home stadium of the Giants, arguably the Eagles' biggest rival. The Giants' season came to an end just last weekend when they lost in the divisional round to...the Eagles.

If the Giants advanced to the Super Bowl, would the city of Philadelphia have blue lights shining on the Liberty Bell or put a Daniel Jones jersey on the city's beloved Rocky statue? Although a 49ers shirt was placed on Rocky earlier this week, but not by city officials.

Perhaps an Eagles fan works in the building and flipped the switch? Not exactly. The "Tower Lights Calendar" on the Empire State Building website showed the building would be in the colors of the winning teams of both the NFC and AFC Championship games on Jan. 29.

But the gesture was not exactly well received by New Yorkers.

The Giants also responded Sunday night.


"I'm just here for the comments," the team tweeted.

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