Rewind three weeks ago, and fans of the New Orleans Saints were fairly united in their support of the Cincinnati Bengals. There were former Saints like Vonn Bell and Trey Hendrickson on the roster, and local LSU products like Joe Burrow and Ja’Marr Chase, all with ties to the New Orleans area.
Then just two weeks ago, one former Saint changed everything.
Former first round draft bust Eli Apple took to Twitter to insult the Saints, their fans, and the entire city of New Orleans (same for the New York Giants as well). With that came NFL fans, media, and players all targeting Eli Apple on social media. So when Eli Apple committed defensive pass interference to set up first and goal for the Los Angeles Rams with less than :90 seconds left in the Super Bowl, and then when Apple gave up the go-ahead, and game-winning touchdown, NFL Twitter let him have it.
Here are some of the best reactions:
What Saints fans are about to do to Eli Apple here won’t be pretty. But if you come for New Orleans….well…good luck.— stan verrett (@stanverrett) February 14, 2022
Now the Ravens are piling on Eli Apple pic.twitter.com/usRvif7s3J— B/R Gridiron (@brgridiron) February 14, 2022
An Apple hasn’t ruined this many lives since the garden of Eden…— Emmanuel Acho (@EmmanuelAcho) February 14, 2022
.— Rashod Bateman (@R_bateman2) February 14, 2022
There are moments in life when it’s best to just keep your mouth closed— Jermon Bushrod (@j_bushrod7475) February 14, 2022
@EliApple Wish you was a better corner bro then the game winning touchdown wouldn’t been scored on you ♂️— Mecole Hardman Jr. (@MecoleHardman4) February 14, 2022
When's that Super Bowl parade, my dude?— Christopher Dunnells (@ChrisDunnells) February 14, 2022
DPI in the endzone with a minute left in the game and then give up the winning TD...Hell, the Rams should invite you to THEIR parade. https://t.co/rI0LQ9xBSF
Got heeee— Ty Hill (@cheetah) February 14, 2022
Eli Apple asked for this tbh.— Chris Rosvoglou (@RosvoglouReport) February 14, 2022
Eli going to eli— Michael Thomas (@Cantguardmike) February 14, 2022
Eli Apple choking in the biggest moment.— Will Guillory (@WillGuillory) February 14, 2022
Ya love to see it.
Awesome moment in the Rams locker room after the game as Sean McVay awarded Eli Apple with the game ball pic.twitter.com/prEwlsXYIw— NFL Memes (@NFL_Memes) February 14, 2022
NFL players logging on to Twitter after Eli Apple gets cooked: pic.twitter.com/MWFjdQnjbo— Clem (@TheClemReport) February 14, 2022
Eli apple asked for it and he got it.— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) February 14, 2022
Eli Apple talked shit about New Orleans then cost his team the game. I'm not even from New Orleans and pic.twitter.com/x9d02RK1fK— Angie Thomas (@angiecthomas) February 14, 2022
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