Barkley saw the interaction between Kamil and Lawrence, in which the Cowboys star turned the kid away because he had Giants gear on and the running back gave the kid and his family tickets to the Jets game as a way to make up for the snub.
Kamil and his family gave Barkley a gift upon meeting the running back outside MetLife Stadium. As Barkley left to go into the stadium, Kamil was left star struck.
The Jets ended up beating the Giants, but Kamil’s father told TMZ Sports that they’re still rooting for them.
“Our Giants are not doing that great this year but we support them 100000 percent all the time from South Texas,” he said.
Lawrence later apologized for the way he acted.
“It hurt. That ain't me. If I need to be me 24/7 to have my persona on the field and off the field, trust me, I would love to take it all back,” Lawrence told the Dallas Morning-News. “I can’t have my persona on the field and off the field. ... Sometimes, I can’t click it off fast enough. I ain’t even get one hit on Saquon Barkley in the game, so seeing that jersey, I kinda wanted to give him a little tackle.”
Lawrence added he regretted the whole interaction.
“How the fans are attacking me, their situation,” he said. “I mean, I could have worded it differently. I really didn’t see the kid to be honest with you, but once I did, I’m like, ‘Oh man, yeah, you’ve got to get yourself a new jersey.’ Not everybody understands my sense of humor or who I am as a man. It will be all right.”