NFL quarteback Tim Tebow and NBA star Dwyane Wade took in the Yankees-Angels game Sunday night (April 15). They were not there together, but were sitting near each other and did stand up at one point to say hello (pictured, below).
But when Tebow’s face was flashed on the jumbotron he was met with a loud chorus of boos, despite wearing a Yankees cap. D-Wade was booed briefly as well, but the boos turned to cheers when he put on his Yankees hat.
ESPN reports that Nick Swisher, outfielder/first baseman for the Yankees, was asked about Tebow’s reception from the fans after the game. Swisher just says, “Welcome to New York, Tim.”
Tebow was traded from the Denver Broncos to the New York Jets this offseason, as a backup quarterback to the Jets’ Mark Sanchez. Now, we will say that our New York friends have told us the fandom lines tend to lean towards Yankees-Giants, Mets-Jets – so perhaps Tebow would hear more cheers at CitiField over in Queens.
In a nice little post-game moment, D-Wade was tweeting
his appreciation for being at the game, “It was an honor to be at
Yankee Stadium tonight on Jackie Robinson Day…65 yrs ago he broke down