Watch: Giants owner John Mara caught on video tossing chair in owner’s box
New York Giants president, CEO and co-owner John Mara made some headlines this week over some critical comments made about enigmatic wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. Footage has now surfaced that arguably merits some criticism of Mara as well.
A video posted to Twitter shows a clearly frustrated Mara picking up a chair and tossing it not once but twice from his perch in the owner’s box. The footage is believed to be from last Sunday’s 34-13 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles at MetLife Stadium.
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The notion that Mara’s frustration with the Giants’ hugely disappointing 1-5 start to the season has boiled over is understanding. As noted, however, Mara called out Beckham’s recent antics — especially his unflattering comments about the Giants in an ESPN interview — with some provocative comments.
“I wish he would create the headlines by his play on the field as oppose to what he says and does off the field,” Mara said at the NFL’s Fall League Meeting, via NFL.com. “I think he needs to do a little more playing and a little less talking.”
Mara of course was caught tossing his chair in a somewhat surreptitious manner while what Beckham did was much more calculated and public. Still, having an NFL owner caught on video having something of a private temper tantrum certainly is not the best look, even if the anger behind the outburst is justifiable and warranted.