Free agency can be a tough time for NFL fans. It’s never easy seeing a beloved player head to another team for more money. It’s even harder when that player heads to a hated division rival (more on that later). Earlier this week, Eagles fans watched LeSean McCoy get traded to Buffalo, but were able to celebrate when their team signed last year’s rushing champion DeMarco Murray on Thursday afternoon. As you can see, some enterprising young individuals are already making the most of this shift in the backfield by creating “custom” (and I use that term lightly) Murray jerseys:
Already have my @DeMarcoMurray jersey ready for this season! pic.twitter.com/qaBjN3eH8j
Lou-Tang Clan (@LouisPlatt13) March 12, 2015
Proud to be the first owner of a Demarco Murray jersey pic.twitter.com/0gZYzwzaNZ
MarkyMark (@mrbear0610) March 12, 2015
On the flip side, the Dallas Cowboy fans had to watch their running back trade in his star for a pair of wings. Needless to say, they took the news a weeeeee bit harder than their NFC East counterparts.
Anyone wanna help me burn my @DeMarcoMurray jersey when he signs with the eagles today?
Kevin Pringle (@kingpring25) March 12, 2015
@DeMarcoMurray What a bad christmas gift pic.twitter.com/j3mST9HhcB
Kevin Keogh (@KevinJKeogh) March 12, 2015
IM JUST MAD CAUSE ASHLEY SPENT GOOD MONEY ON YOUR JERSEY AND NOW I HAVE TO BURN IT @DeMarcoMurray
Jeremy Rogers (@JLRogers21) March 12, 2015
I sure hope he clears the burning of that jersey with Ashley first. She might not be too pleased to see her gift turned into a pile of ashes.
Speaking of, as the expression goes, “Everything’s bigger in Texas.” I guess that even applies to the ceremony of burning a beloved players’ jersey after he leaves for another team.
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