Eagles Employee Says He Didn’t Cheer Cruz Injury

The cover of the New York Daily News notwithstanding.

Mike Missanelli has apologized for his Tweet, but the Eagles employee depicted on the cover of today’s New York Daily News apparently cheering Victor Cruz’s injury during Sunday’s game says he was doing no such thing.

CBS Philly reports the employee, who wanted to be known only as “Charlie,” called Angelo Cataldi’s radio show today to defend himself:

“Angelo, I never call the radio,” Charlie told Angelo Cataldi and the 94WIP Morning Show on Monday morning. “I just want to be clear. I don’t want to make it look bad for Philadelphia, especially me. I got to live with myself. It was fourth and two, which is an exciting play, the ball was overthrown and I just reacted like we just stopped them, so I was just cheering. As soon as I saw him [Cruz] hurt, we—everyone stopped cheering. I didn’t cheer for that. And honestly, if anyone in the media followed it, they’ll see me go down to my knee—not with the players, but I’m actually, I said a prayer for him as well. It was terrible. I would never do that.”

“I just wasn’t portrayed right,” Charlie confirmed to CBSPhilly.com. “I’m upset. It just stinks. My email, my texts. I have friends in New York. I have nothing against New York.”

The Eagles won the game against the Giants, 27-0.