Before the big game on Sunday, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott was named the 2022 NFL Walter Payton Man of the Year (WPMOY) during a ceremony in Phoenix, AZ.
The 29-year-old athlete was later presented as the WPMOY minutes before the Kansas City Chiefs kicked off against the Philadelphia Eagles at Super Bowl LVII, and in clip posted on Twitter by the official NFL account, a loud “boo" can be heard coming from the audience.
Many assumed the booing came from the Philly fans, as the City of Brotherly Love’s team has a big rivalry with Prescott's team.
According to a CBS Sports report, the Eagles fans made sure their presence was felt after Prescott accepted his award.
However, after the Kansas City Chiefs won the game and became NFL champions, the Philadelphia team has been getting non-stop roasted on Twitter.
\u201cThe Eagles lost this game because they boo\u2019ed Dak Prescott when he was receiving his award for his great community service work.\u201d— Ernie (@Ernie) 1676258470
"The Eagles lost this game because they boo’ed Dak Prescott when he was receiving his award for his great community service work," one Twitter user shared in a post gaining over 1,000 retweets and more than 5,600 likes.
\u201cTrophies received at Super Bowl LVII\n\nCowboys QB Dak Prescott - 1\n\nPhiladelphia Eagles - 0\u201d— Blogging The Boys (@Blogging The Boys) 1676258945
"Trophies received at Super Bowl LVII: Cowboys QB Dak Prescott - 1. Philadelphia Eagles - 0," another person tweeted.
Comedian personalities Hodgetwins also joined the roasting against the Eagles fans, sharing that Philly had lost the game because the team’s fans booed Prescott.
"Suck it up, Philly fans, that was a horrible call that cost your city the Super Bowl! But you deserve it after booing Dak Prescott for winning the Walter Payton Award," the tweet reads. "That was a disgusting display of tribal thinking. Congrats Coach Reid & the players!"
According to the NFL, the WPMOY Award acknowledges the best players "for their exceptional community endeavors off the field, as well as their distinction between the lines."
Prescott is known to host different humanitarian activities through his non-profit. the Faith Fight Finish Foundation. The organization was founded in honor of his mother, Peggy, and his brother Jace.