Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) is tired of people getting their geography of New York and New Jersey mixed up when covering the Super Bowl, Politico reports.
Although the MetLife Stadium, which will host this year’s NFL championship, is home to the New York Giants and the New York Jets, it is, in fact, located in East Rutherford, N.J.
“I passed ‘miffed’ a while ago. I mean, this is ridiculous,” Booker told hosts on Good Day New York Monday. “I watched the Pro Bowl last night, and so frustrating, every time they talk about the Super Bowl, ‘we’ll see you in New York.’ Well they’re not playing in New York, they’re playing in New Jersey.”
Booker is calling out those who don’t understand the effort it took on the part of both states, New York and New Jersey, to host the games.
“It’s about time people start to recognize the integral part that New Jersey is playing in the Super Bowl,” Booker said. “Now look, I think it is a joint event. Even when we applied for the Olympics, remember that? There were venues in both states. We’re a united economy in this area, but we’re not getting, we’re getting the short shrift when it comes to what’s going on.
“The game is in New Jersey. Teams are staying in New Jersey. Who’s providing the security and protection? New Jersey,” he added, when the show’s hosts pointed out that some of the events leading up to the big day were in New York.
According to Politico, the hosts jokingly promised to rename the show Good Day New Jersey if Booker returned on his birthday in April.
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