'George Norcross: New Jersey Power Broker Removed from Eagles Game Audience for Flying Israeli-American Flag'
Power broker George Norcross reportedly kicked out of Eagles game for flying Israeli flag. Incident caught on camera.
On November 5th, George Norcross, a prominent figure in South Jersey, made headlines when he was reportedly kicked out of a Philadelphia Eagles game for flying an Israeli flag. The incident was captured on social media, with footage showing Norcross sitting in a private box at Lincoln Financial Field with a combined American and Israeli flag in front of him.
In the video, an unnamed security personnel member is seen entering Norcross's suite and informing him that he is not allowed to fly the banner. Norcross, who serves as executive chairman of Conner Strong & Buckelew, a leading brokerage and consulting organization for insurance, risk management, and employee benefits, intervenes and refuses to take down the flag.
George Norcross has a long history of leadership and community involvement in South Jersey. Since 1979, he has been the leader of Conner Strong & Buckelew and its predecessor businesses. He has also served as chairman of the board of trustees for the Cooper Health System and Cooper University Hospital in Camden since 1990. During his tenure, Cooper has achieved significant milestones, including the opening of the MD Anderson Cooper Cancer Centre and the establishment of the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University.
Norcross has been recognized for his generosity and support of the South Jersey community, particularly the City of Camden. He has received numerous awards, including Trustee of the Year from the New Jersey Council of Teaching Hospitals, the New Jersey Hospital Association, and Top Influencer in New Jersey Biotech from BioNJ. He also received the Susan G. Komen Beacon of Hope Award on behalf of the Cooper Cancer Institute and Cooper University Hospital.
Despite his contributions, Norcross has recently come under scrutiny from federal and state investigators regarding his involvement in real estate transactions along Camden's Delaware River waterfront. The investigation, conducted by the FBI and the New Jersey Attorney General's Office, is focused on whether Norcross and his brother Philip, a well-known lawyer and lobbyist, used their political influence to purchase properties and exclude other developers.
Returning to the Eagles game incident, Norcross was eventually kicked out of his suite for flying both the Israeli and American flags. The security personnel attempted to remove the flags, but Norcross resisted. The video ends with Norcross being escorted out of his seat while the flags are taken down.
Newsweek reached out to George Norcross, the Eagles, and the stadium for a statement on the incident, but no response has been received yet.