New York Giants fans go the billboard route to exhibit their displeasure for the Eli Manning benching.
New York Giants fans weren’t happy on Tuesday when the team benched quarterback Eli Manning. Fans have voiced their displeasure on Manning being benched and now that same displeasure is being put on display. Billboard style.
ESPN’s Darren Rovell tweeted a pic of a billboard in New Jersey that is 10 miles from MetLife Stadium, where the Giants play. The billboard reads “Big Blue Shame on You” which is written in a font to mock the Giants logo.
The billboard is sponsored by a group of anonymous Giants fans. Apparently, just one billboard wasn’t enough to get their message across because there are three billboards aimed at the Giants. One sign is in Elmwood Park on the eastbound side of Route 80, another one is on the New Jersey Turnpike in Kearney, and one on Route 46 in Totowa, according to Nicholas Parco of the New York Daily News.
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) November 30, 2017
“I expected there to be an emotional reaction from fans,’’ Giants owner John Mara said on Wednesday, per Hannah Withiam of the New York Post. “I would say it’s been a little in excess of what I expected. Given what he has meant to our franchise and to so many people for so long, it’s understandable.’’
Manning declined the team’s offer to start the five remaining games.
“What I did not expect, and this is my fault, I was probably naïve, I did not expect Eli to react by saying, ‘Go ahead and start the other guys,’ ’’ Mara said on Wednesday, via Paul Schwartz of the New York Post.
Mara wouldn’t say what Manning’s future with the team is but said that it’s not the time to say that Manning is done in New York.