The Cincinnati Bengals deservedly celebrated their 27-10 victory over the Buffalo Bills in the AFC Divisional on Sunday.
But Bengals cornerback Eli Apple may have gone a bit too far…the Bills won’t let him go so easily.
“Cancun on 3!” Apple tweeted Monday in response to a tweet from Bills recipient Stefon Diggs.
While this sort of talk isn’t usually considered disrespectful, Apple used the “three” as a pun intended to bring the building back to safety, and also attached a “heart hand” emoji to the tweet. Hamlin, who is recovering from suffering a cardiac arrest on the field against Apple and the Bengals on January 2, routinely uses the “Heart Hands” sign as a symbol of hope and positivity during his healing process. doing.
It’s no secret what Apple is up to, and Bills took notice. Buffalo defensive end Shaq Lawson said on Twitter that he called Apple and reminded him to keep football out of real life.
“You played a good game @EliApple but you disrespect my boy @HamlinIsland’s situation.
Diggs also spoke up.
“Clout Chasing,” he tweeted.
Shortly after Lawson’s tweet, Apple made it clear that he fully supports the recovering Hamlin and would never make fun of a life-or-death scenario. However, Apple’s tweets are still on his account as of Tuesday night.
“My heartfelt prayers and concern for @HamlinIsland as he continues to recover from his tragic event. I will never underestimate that horrifying and unfortunate scene. This game is for our bodies, minds and spirits.” It’s a real risk, my soccer brother.”
Even after Sunday’s postseason contest, the Bills and Bengals were seen as two teams emotionally linked due to the tragedy that followed on January 2nd.
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