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Giants 'John Mara' unhappy to host Monday night's game over Jewish holiday

Giants ‘John Mara’ unhappy to host Monday night’s game over Jewish holiday

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New York Giants co-owner Jon Mara wasn’t happy with the release of the NFL schedule, but it has nothing to do with this year’s games.

Mara said to New York Post He wasn’t happy that the league had scheduled the Giants soccer team’s appearance only on Monday night, September 26, which falls the middle of the Jewish New Year in Rosh Hashanah.

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“I’m well aware of that and I’m not happy with it,” said Mara. “I reported my feelings to the league as soon as I saw the schedule. We’ve always asked the league to take into account Jewish holy days when formulating our schedule. I’m not sure why that happened this year.”

New York Giants president John Mara watches the warm-up before a game against the Cleveland Browns at First Energy Stadium.
(Scott Galvin/USA Today Sports)

According to the Post, the Giants asked the NFL to take this into account in their schedule after the Giants played Cowboys in Dallas During the Jewish holiday in 1998.

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“We can never fulfill every request,” NFL Radio Senior Vice President Howard Katz told outlets. “We’ve put together a very complicated puzzle.”

New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley (26) running with the ball against the Dallas Cowboys.

New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley (26) running with the ball against the Dallas Cowboys.
(Matthew Emmons-USA Today Sports)

Katz pointed out that the file giants Submit the same application every year.

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“He’s always been very sensitive to his Jewish fans and goes out of his way every year to remind us and tell us to avoid the Jewish holidays,” Katz added.

New York Giants CEO John Mara speaks to the media before introducing new coach Joe Judge during a press conference at MetLife Stadium, January 9, 2020, in East Rutherford, NJ.

New York Giants CEO John Mara speaks to the media before introducing new coach Joe Judge during a press conference at MetLife Stadium, January 9, 2020, in East Rutherford, NJ.
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The Giants will play the Cowboys at MetLife Stadium on September 26 at 8:15 p.m. ET.