By Dan Benton
Prior to kickoff of Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium, the NFL honored Houston Texans edge rusher J.J. Watt for winning the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award. As part of that ceremony, former winners of the award were also recognized on the field.
One of those winners was New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning, who was named the Walter Payton Man of the Year last season alongside Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald.
Of course, with Minnesota overrun with Philadelphia Eagles fans, it should come as no real surprise that Manning was booed for his philanthropy and charitable initiatives.
But Manning wasn’t the only one booed. Although he caught the brunt of the ire from fans, Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten also was on the receiving end of some boos.
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The booing didn’t sit well with everyone. And while Manning casually smiled and waved, Bleacher Report’s Mike Tanier took exception.
How much of an Eagles crowd was there at U.S. Bank Stadium? Fans booed Eli Manning and Jason Witten during the Walter Payton Man of the Year ceremony. Booing charitable contributions because Giants and Cowboys made them is next-level...