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Saquon Barkley's Dad Will Wear Joe Namath Jersey to Giants-Jets Game and That's Rough

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 27: Saquon Barkley #26 of the New York Giants on the bench prior to the start of the game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on October 27, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)
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The state of New York football is a sad one. Well, except if you're the Buffalo Bills. The Giants and Jets, however, have a combined three wins between them through nine weeks, and will do battle this Sunday at MetLife Stadium in the so-called "Stupor Bowl."

For Giants running back Saquon Barkley, it's going to be a weird game. His father, Alibay, grew up a Jets fan, and will wear a Joe Namath jersey while rooting for his son.

“The win is for us,” Saquon said, via Jordan Raanan of ESPN. “But he’s also, I think what he said is he’s probably going to wear a Jets jersey. That is going to be an interesting one. I give it to him, because it’s a Joe Namath jersey. I think I got him that jersey actually, the Joe Namath one.”

Barkley's father is a die-hard Jets fan. So much so, that he actually has the team's logo tattooed on his body. Alibay wasn't alone, as Saquon grew up a Jets fan and idolized running back Curtis Martin.

The allegiance changed for Barkley when he was selected second overall by the G-Men in 2018. Of course, there's no changing the mindset of his father, who's supported Gang Green for a majority of his life.

It's a win-win for Alibay Barkley. Either his son wins, or his longtime favorite team wins. There's no way he can lose on Sunday.