New Jersey power broker and Democrat Party organizer George Norcross was removed from Sunday’s Philadelphia Eagles-Dallas Cowboys football game after displaying an American-Israeli flag.

Norcross flew the flag from his luxury suite.

Viral footage from social media shows security confronting Norcross after flying the flag.


Fox News reports:

The political powerhouse confirmed in a statement to the New Jersey Globe that he was “forcibly removed” and is considering legal options.

“Yesterday, I was forcibly removed and assaulted by the non-police security staff of Lincoln Financial Field and the Eagles/NFL for refusing to remove a 3′ x5′ American and Israeli flag I’d hung off the box I was sitting in,” he said in a statement to the outlet.

“As a longtime passionate fan and season ticket holder, I have watched the Eagles/NFL make clear and strong statements on numerous important civil justice issues and ethnic and world conflicts, including supporting the people of Ukraine, so as a strong supporter of Israel – a country which was viciously attacked by the terrorist group Hamas less than a month ago – I thought it was an important statement to make.”

Stadium policy, according to the website, prohibits “obscene or indecent” banners and signs and states that they may not contain “political endorsements.”

“Signs, banners or similar items that are obscene or indecent, not event-related, potentially offensive to other patrons, capable of blocking the views of other fans or otherwise deemed dangerous or inappropriate by the Eagles are prohibited. They may not contain commercial messages, logos or political endorsements and may not be hung on the stadium structure.”

According to David Wildstein, editor for the New Jersey Globe, GOP presidential candidate Chris Christie was a guest in George Norcross’ box.

“Note Chris Christie was a guest in George Norcross’ box. He said or did nothing as his friend was being escorted out. I guess his nachos were not jeopardy,” Wildstein commented.


“When security guards confronted Norcross about the display, the stadium official said he became ‘verbally and physically abusive’ and was therefore removed from the stadium,” the New York Post wrote.

From the New York Post:

But some fans criticized stadium officials for removing Norcross for his pro-Israel display.

“I’M WITH GEORGE NORCROSS ON THIS… not the Philadelphia @Eagles,” civil rights attorney Steven Goldstein posted.


“George displayed a US-Israel flag from his own box, which he paid for, at today’s game. Eagles security physically removed him,” he wrote.

“The Eagles owe an apology to George and to the Jewish community #IStandWithIsrael.”

The Post reached out to Lincoln Financial Field and the Philadelphia Eagles for comment.

The Norcross family has previously expressed its support for Israel, with George’s brother, Donald, a New Jersey Democratic representative, joining a congressional delegation to visit the Jewish nation just three days after Hamas launched its surprise attack on Oct. 7.

Donald was seen in meetings with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and released a statement afterward reaffirming his support for the country.

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