New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez and receiver Santonio Holmes were booed loudly at Madison Square Garden during Wednesday night's Knicks-Clippers game.
While the two players attempt to patch up any differences they had last season— by being seen in public together— it sounds like New York fans aren't enthralled with either one.
Sanchez and Holmes sat together courtside and were roundly booed after they were shown on the Garden's JumboTron screen during the first quarter. Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie also sat next to his teammates but was introduced separately.
It looked like Sanchez and Holmes were not bothered by the boos.
The two players are putting on their happy faces and palling around in an attempt to mend their relationship after it developed a rift during the 2011 season.
Holmes publicly criticized the Jets offense and put Sanchez on the spot—which prompted the quarterback to call a team meeting which Holmes didn't attend.
Sanchez vowed to repair the damaged relationship this offseason and Holmes has seemed willing to work with the fourth-year signal caller.
Holmes show of support must mean a lot to Sanchez after his receiver's public displays of disrespect towards him in the past. But Sanchez might have to suck it up with the addition of Tim Tebow as the Jets backup quarterback.
Head coach Rex Ryan has made it clear that Sanchez is his starter but— from the sound of it— the fans might prefer the new guy.
At least Tebow had some cheers mixed in with the boos at a Yankees' game he attended last week at Yankee Stadium.