George Norcross, a well-known New Jersey businessman and influential Democratic Party figure, was reportedly escorted out of Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia during an Eagles game against the Dallas Cowboys after he displayed an Israeli flag.
Video circulating on social media shows Norcross in a private box with an American-Israeli flag prominently displayed, leading to a confrontation with security staff.
It wasn’t immediately clear whether Norcross was removed because he displayed a US-Israeli flag, or because of the stadium’s policies about flags and other symbols.
Lincoln Financial Field’s policy states that “signs, banners or similar items that are obscene or indecent, unrelated to the event, potentially offensive to other patrons, that may block the views of other fans or that are otherwise considered dangerous or inappropriate by the Eagles are prohibited.”
The owner of the Philadelphia Eagles, Jeff Lurie, is Jewish.
Also, it is of interest to note that Norcross’ brother, Rep. Donald Norcross, was among the first congressional delegates to visit Israel following the attacks on October 7.