But Jake Hendrickson decided he’d better purchase it to prevent the jersey from being used for evil purposes.
"The second I realized what it was, I knew I had to have it," Hendrickson told Yahoo Sports this week. "Almost for macabre reasons, the amount of ridicule I have received from friends regarding that play and me being a diehard Jets fan out in California especially.
"There’s no way I could let it get in the hands of an anti-fan or something of that manner to be shoved in our face."
Hendrickson made sure his bid on the NFL’s auction site was the winner, and for $820, the jersey was his.
"Every time someone would outbid me by $5 or $10, I was raising by a hundred bucks just to show I meant business," he said.
Now that he’s the owner, Hendrickson still means business. He may frame it, but what he’d really like to do is "put it on a rocket ship and shoot it to outer space because I don’t think it belongs on this planet anymore."