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Empire State Building lights up in Eagles colors after NFC championship game win, angering New Yorkers everywhere

New Yorkers, this will make you throw up your baconeggandcheese.

There are few city-to-city rivalries that trump the general dislike that New York and Philadelphia sports teams have for one another. In general, the personalities of the two towns are not copacetic (even if they’re more alike than its denizens care to admit).

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That’s why, when pleasantries are exchanged between the two sides, it’s a bit jarring, head-scratching and headache-inducing. Take what happened on Sunday, for example, when the top of the Empire State Building was lit up in Eagles colors to celebrate Philadelphia’s NFC championship game win over the 49ers:

The building’s official account tweeted “Fly Eagles Fly!” an image of the building in green and white.

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For those who think this may be an elaborate troll job from the iconic New York fixture, it’s not: The scheduled lights for Sunday are the colors of the teams that win the AFC and NFC championship games. That means whoever comes out on top in the Chiefs-Bengals AFC championship game will have their colors displayed, as well.

Among those not entertained by the Empire State Building’s antics were one of the Eagles’ stalwart rivals and New York representatives, the Giants, who weighed in:

For the sake of consistency, it did give credit to the Chiefs as well after they defeated the Bengals.

The symbolism  for the NFC champion, however, disgusted many others who felt as though it was a betrayal of the highest level from the ESB:

After all, the Empire State Building has to use its green and white lights for something.

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