Eagles fan from West Virginia was the man behind the Kelly Green jersey leak, stumbled across uniforms accidentally on the team’s official app
According to a recent article from Isaac Avilucea and Mike D’Onofrio at AXIOS, a 31-year Eagles fan from the great state of Wild and Wonderful West Virginia was the person behind the leak of the Philadelphia Eagles Kelly Green uniforms.
From AXIOS Article on Eagles Fan Kelly Green Uniform Leak
Flashback: The 31-year-old woke up Saturday morning after a long overnight shift as a chemical mixer and went on the Eagles app, looking for tickets to the team’s home-opener against the Minnesota Vikings.
He clicked on a “Go Green” tab, thinking he was being redirected to information about the team’s recycling initiative.
Instead, he struck gold — or rather kelly green.
Staring back at him was a photo of QB Jalen Hurts, along with other Philly players, wearing the retro threads.
Winston took screenshots of the photos and sent them to friends. He also posted the images to the private Facebook fan page, BirdGang, and splashed them across X, the platform formerly known as Twitter.
What they’re saying: He was shocked by the reaction: “Where the f–k did you find these at?” one of his friends wrote.
While getting ready to go to dinner with his wife, he noticed messages pour in from reporters.
“In my head, I’m like there’s no way I’m the first person to see these pictures,” Winston tells Axios.
Yes, but: Some refused to believe it, and Winston heard conspiracies that the images were doctored or that he hacked the Eagles’ website.
Winston tells us he has no “tech-savviness” and the moment was “just meant to be.”
Still, he has messaged the organization and players apologizing for the unwitting leak: “I bleed green. I would hate for them to be pissed at me.”
Imagine thinking you’re on the Eagles app trying to score some tickets to the home opener and clicking around on what you thought was a recycling initiative “Go Green” tab and then you stumble across the Eagles’ Kelly Green uniforms.
That must have been absolutely insane.
To recap, the Philadelphia Eagles social media spent WEEKS teasing followers about the debut of the throwback uniforms, which was supposed to happen on July 31st. The weekend prior, they were plastered all over the internet and it looks like our guy Brandon Winston was the reason why.
There was no rat in the organization. No one hacked the Eagles mainframe to find the uniforms. It was simply an incorrect redirect on the Eagles app.
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