Tim Tebow booed at Yankee game
The new backup quarterback for the New York Jets was booed during Sunday night’s Yankee game.
Tim Tebow was shown on the Yankee Stadium scoreboard during the Yankees 11-5 win over the Los Angeles Angels.
Most of the fans broke out into boos when they saw him in the stands.
The quarterback was sitting about three rows back on the third base side, and wearing a Yankees cap.
Sitting next to him was Miami Heats’ Dwyane Wade. He also received boos from the fans, that is, until he held up his Yankees cap, which caused them to cheer.
“I didn’t get a chance to see him,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said after the game. “I would have loved to get a chance to see him and talk to him. I’m sure he’ll be back at some point. Obviously he’s going to be around a lot more now. But I’d love to visit with him at some point.”
Yankees’ Nick Swisher added, “There are a lot of fancy people that come to these games man. Welcome to New York, Tim.”
It is likely that the overwhelming amount of boos were because most Yankee fans are also New York Giant fans.
Tebow was traded by the Denver Broncos after they acquired Peyton Manning from the Indianapolis Colts.
The Jets got Tebow and a seventh-round draft pick for a fourth and sixth round pick.
Tebow will be the backup quarterback behind Mark Sanchez.