In anticipation of the ‘Monday Night Football’ matchup between the New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles, ‘Rocky’ received a makeover.

By Robby Sabo

1authorrob3 - New York Giants Fans Dress 'Rocky' Statue In BlueWell this is certainly interesting, and downright fantastic.

Tonight, on Monday Night Football, Eli Manning and the New York Giants take on the Eagles in Philadelphia, the place not suitable for the faint of heart. With New York sitting at 3-2 and the Eagles at 2-3, it’s a huge game.

Both fan-bases know this. Although, perhaps a little extra incentive couldn’t hurt.

Philly fans have to be raging right now after they woke up to this site:

What you’re looking at is Philly’s statue of Rocky Balboa wearing Giants blue. In fact, he’s donning the No. 5, Steve Weatherford’s number when he was with the club.

Although Weatherford claims he had nothing to do with the Rocky makeover, the photo does come from Weatherford himself.

Now this is grounds for an especially fun night from Lincoln Financial Field.

H/T Instagram, weatherford5 and Giants 101

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