Eli Apple is on his way to the AFC Championship game, but he wanted to get some stuff off his chest first about his former stomping grounds.
The former Saints and Giants cornerback took shots at New Orleans fans, food and Coach Sean Payton in a series of tweets late Sunday night. He also had a lot to say about New York, which drafted him in the first-round in the 2016 NFL draft.
During a divisional round victory over the Tennessee Titans, Apple came up big in the final seconds. Ryan Tannehill unnecessarily forced a pass into traffic, Apple stepped in and deflected it, leading to a game-changing interception. Rather than being thrilled for his teammates and the organization, Apple has used the moment to take aim at the New York Giants and New Orleans Saints and their fan bases.
Apple retweeted a video clip from the Bills-Chiefs game that showed Buffalo receiver Stefon Diggs delivering a hard tackle on a Kansas City fan who ran onto the field.
“This what I wanna do to them ravens saints and giants fans,” Apple tweeted.
He immediately added, “idk which fan base I hate more … prolly the Saints but it’s close wit the giants it’s a toss up.”
Apple responded to a doctored cartoon image of Homer Simpson dozing on a pillow wearing a Saints cap that was captioned, “How we sleep knowing you ain’t on our team anymore.”
“Who y’all QB? Y’all won’t win (expletive) for awhile till you find and coach Payton gone.”
Then came the biggest shot at New Orleans as a whole.
Eventually, the different fan bases attacked his mom so much that she had to deactivate her account.