New York fans love their sports, and they also want their teams to be in the city. In sports you might absolutely love the team you support but there must be times when you’ve wanted t0 revolt against the whole club for a reason. You can’t really sue your team for losing but you can certainly sue them for other things that might piss you off. Now, one Giants/Jets fan is attempting exactly that.
Darren Heitner reports that a $6 billion Manhattan Federal Court lawsuit has been filed this week against the two teams. The lawsuit demands abandoning their shared Meadowlands home of MetLife Stadium and returning to the Big Apple. They have a combined record of 8-24 and only one week left in yet another miserable season.
Plaintiff Abdiell Suero of Greenwich Village asked in the class action complaint for an order returning both franchises to New York in 2025. That is not all the lawsuit is demanding from these two teams. It apparently demands a multibillion dollar payout nearly a half-century after the Giants moved to the swamps of Jersey.
“If the Giants and Jets want to call themselves New York teams, they need to come back to New York, I’ve traveled to and from MetLife Stadium by mass transit and car service, and both ways are a nightmare.”
The lawsuit seeks $2 billion in monetary damages and $4 billion in punitive damages. According to the suit, the class would include all Giants and Jets fans who live in New York. Legal claims against the teams and the NFL include false advertising and deceptive practices.
The court papers also asked for the two teams to be rebranded as the East Rutherford Giants and Jets for as long as they continue to play in New Jersey. The Jets did not immediately respond to the lawsuit. The Giants however issued a statement declaring “this case has no merit and we will defend it vigorously.”
The fans of the teams just want to watch their beloved team play football. When their team decides to chase more profitable fans, it hurts. Hopefully they will compromise and settle on what’s best for both the teams and the fans.