New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz won’t play again this week, and his last Facebook post is not sitting well with fans. 

By Vincent Rapisardi

New York Giants: Victor Cruz Social Media Post Causing Criticism From FansEver since New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz put together one of the more unexpected season’s a Giant has ever had in 2011, he’s been in the good graces of just about every fan of Big Blue.

The “Cruuuuuuuz” chants echo in the aisles of MetLife stadium after each one of his receptions. While, his infamous salsa dance after touchdowns has been one of the more – if not the most – iconic touchdown celebration we’ve seen since the “Ickey shuffle.”

But even with all the love fans have had for Cruz, his availability on the field over the past three seasons has been limited.

After being listed out for this week’s matchup vs the Buffalo Bills, Cruz is now on track to miss his 16th game over the last three seasons.

I’ve said this before, but I’m not one to ever fault a player for off-field business obligations. Every player is their own business, and they should do whatever they feel is necessary to build their brand.

But when you can’t perform your day job, as some point the business obligations need to take a backseat.

Over the past few years, Cruz has posted pictures on all his social media accounts of modeling opportunities, his shoe collection, and many other activities promoting his brand and possessions.

Hey, good for him. Again, if you can perform on the field then go for it.

But he hasn’t.

Check this out:

When I saw this picture posted, I just thought “really, Victor Cruz?” After another extended stay on the sidelines due to injury, you’re flaunting your shoes?

You can say whatever you want on whether someone runs his social media accounts or not, but it sends the wrong message.

If you take a peek at the comments he’s received on Facebook (which you can view by clicking here), many fans attack his passion for the game and his mindset as it pertains to the football field.

This also doesn’t include the amount of commercials he’s been on of late.

I’m usually never in the overreacting fan crowd, but I’m on their side on this one.

It looks lame, Victor.

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Vincent is the Direct of Content – Features of EliteSportsNY.com, where he’s had his work shared by outlets such as Bleacher Report, Maxim Magazine and MetsBlog.com. He’s also conducted multiple interviews with professional athletes, while creating two nationally trending stories – leading to a mentioning on SportsCenter.