Super Bowl 2022: NFL players troll Bengals’ Eli Apple after giving up game-winning touchdown pass to Cooper Kupp
The Kansas City Chiefs were forced to watch Super Bowl LVI instead of playing it after being upset by the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC Championship Game two weeks earlier. That didn’t stop two of their wide receivers from making sure they’ll have the last laugh on Eli Apple after one last drive the Bengals cornerback would love to forget.
Apple’s last four Super Bowl LVI games are up there with the worst playing streak in Super Bowl history, as the Los Angeles Rams attacked him in the end zone throughout their win in the 23-20 victory. Here are the final four parts of Apple’s game:
- Touchdown pass thrown at him which was called back due to an offensive holding penalty
- Pass an interference penalty on him in the end zone
- The quarterback sneaks
- Stafford throws game-winning touchdown pass to Cooper Kupp with Apple covering Kupp
Chiefs wide receivers Tyreek Hill and Mecole Hardman made sure Apple wanted to disconnect from social media for a while after his poor Super Bowl finish, sending a series of tweets in his direction after the touchdown pass he gave up.
Chiefs players weren’t the only ones roasting Apple after its bad streak. Michael Thomas, Rashod Bateman and Lamar Jackson also had fun.
The Hill and Hardman troll job came after Apple called Hill a “baby” after the AFC Championship game win over Kansas City. This prompted a response from Hill and Hardman in which Apple responded to the direct message to both of them to “hit my line” for Super Bowl tickets.
Apple took a chance to fans of the New York Giants and New Orleans Saints — two of his former teams — when the Bengals were making their playoffs on Twitter. This created animosity with some of his former teams, including Thomas (who was also Apple’s teammate at Ohio State).
Safe to say that Apple isn’t the most popular player in the NFL.
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