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New York newspaper wants you to believe the Eagles cheered Victor Cruz's injury

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This cover photo did happen. An Eagles staff member was cheering while Victor Cruz writhed in pain after tearing his patellar tendon, but not in the way the New York Daily News wants you to believe.


Things can look a lot worse in slow motion. A freeze frame makes it seem like the staff member was taking joy in Cruz's injury, but in reality the time from the dropped pass to the end of his celebration was two seconds. It's unclear if the staff member even had time to process the injury when he could have been simply cheering the incomplete pass.

Eagles site "Crossing Broad" also discovered that the cheering staff member was later seen taking a knee. Notice that he's one of the few staff members to do so.


Original photo via Bill Streicher - USA TODAY Sports