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New York Giants' Saquon Barkley says dad will wear rival Jets jersey for MetLife showdown

New York Giants’ working again Saquon Barkley can rely on something for Sunday’s sport in opposition to the New York Jets: his dad will likely be rooting for Gang Inexperienced.

Chatting with journalists within the locker room Friday, Barkley printed his dad Alibay will probably be dressed in Corridor of Famer Joe Namath’s jersey – due to him.

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“I believe he’s going to put on a Jets jersey,” Barkley stated. “That’s going to be an enchanting one, however I gave it to him as a result of it is a Joe Namath jersey.”

The 22-year-old Bronx local identified that the placement is “bizarre” general as a result of irrespective of what jersey his dad wears, the Jets tattoo on his forearm solidifies his fandom.

“Yea it’s kinda bizarre as a result of he has a Jets tattoo. Even though he wears a Saquon Barkley jersey, he’s nonetheless reppin’ the Jets,” he stated.

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“He’s been a Jets fan his entire existence so, is he going to root for the Jets? Sure,” Barkley persisted. “However he’s going to root for the Giants and his son on the identical time. He will get the most productive of each worlds, which is his crew that he grew up rooting for and he will get to observe his son reside his dream.”

Barkley stated regardless of his dad’s life-long profession as Jets fan, he is aware of he’ll need the Giants to get the win at MetLife Stadium. He admitted Friday to rooting for the Jets himself and stated he’s taking a look ahead to “slightly amusing pageant within the Barkley area” come Sunday.

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After enjoying 3 seasons for Penn State, Barkley used to be drafted 2d general via the Giants in 2018. He suffered a top sprain to his proper ankle right through a sport in opposition to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers right through week three this season, inflicting him to omit a number of video games. He has 401 speeding yards and 228 receiving yards in simply six video games.

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