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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - AUGUST 14: Zach Wilson #2 of the New York Jets throws a pass during the first quarter of a preseason game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on August 14, 2021 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Dustin Satloff/Getty Images)

The plaintiffs who initially filed a $6 billion class action lawsuit against the New York Giants and Jets for playing their games in New Jersey, is now suing them for using the moniker “New York” in their name rather than New Jersey since both train and play games in the Garden State.

Abdiell Suero initially filed the suit in January, and has since amended it, and is now joined by a co-plaintiff, Maggie Wilkins in the class-action lawsuit. They argue that keeping the label “New York” for the Jets and Giants is misleading.

The New York Post published an excerpt from the lawsuit that reads: “’New York City is the Big Apple, home of the Statue of Liberty, … Wall Street and the stock market, Broadway musicals ticker-tape parades …,” says the amended Manhattan federal court complaint filed last month.

“’MetLife Stadium is located in the swamps of East Rutherford, NJ … , which has a population under 10,000, the 116th largest city in New Jersey. It’s not exactly an exciting and romantic destination[,] and the Giants, Jets and MetLife Stadium have absolutely no connection whatsoever with the city, county or state of New York.

“’Not only isn’t the Meadowlands in New York, it was the site of one of the country’s biggest garbage dumps for decades before defendants’ stadiums were built on top of it,'”

Well that’s certainly going to move the discussion forward isn’t it (insert sarcasm). Oddly the plaintiffs fail to recognize that the Statue of Liberty is actually in … NEW JERSEY!

According to the report, The NFL, Jets and Giants filed legal papers April 25 seeking to get the suit dismissed, insisting the teams’ “continued use of ‘New York’ as part of their team names is not misleading at all — it merely refers to the teams’ hometown.”

It is not known when, where or if this case will be heard by a judge.