Antrel Rolle upset with New Meadowlands boo birds

When fans booed the Giants at halftime following a miserable first-half performance by the home team, Antrel Rolle was less than thrilled.

Rolle, who is in his first season in New York after spending the last five years in Arizona, doesn’t care for boo birds.

"It [ticked] me off," Rolle said when asked about the halftime jeers in his weekly interview with WFAN’s Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts. "It really did. That is something I haven't heard since I have been here."

"You don't boo your team," he continued. "I don't care what happens. You don't boo your team. We are out there playing and pouring our heart out for our team as well as for our fans. You don't boo your team, I don't care what the situation is. We are 7-4. We are not 2-10. There are going to be ups and downs during the course of a season."

As they went to the locker room down 17-6 following a lackluster first half, fans let the Giants hear it. Justin Tuck said after the Giants' 24-20 come-from-behind win that he didn't blame the fans for booing considering how much they pay for their tickets.

Rolle disagreed. When told that sometimes New York fans boo out of love because they want to see their teams play better and know they can perform better, the Giants safety still said there's no place for screaming at the home team. He was also reminded he is no longer in Arizona -- and that New York fans are more demanding.

"I've never heard booing out of love," Rolle said. "If someone slaps me, I've never heard they slap you out of love. If you want to slap me, then you want to slap me."

Rolle says fans need not worry about the Giants, who will give them plenty to cheer about in January and February.

"I want our fans to hang in there with us," Rolle said. "We know we don't give the best of the best show all the time. But we are Giants. We are all as one. Players, coaches, fans, organization, we are one. Because when we go to the big show, as we are going to go this year, and we win that thing, we are going to bring it home. And we are all going to celebrate it as one."

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