Eli Apple knows he is a villain in the New Orleans area.
Apple made his return to New Orleans as a cornerback for the defending AFC champion Cincinnati Bengals.
Apple was far from perfect in the 30-26 Bengals win, but he did make a key play on fourth down by getting involved in a pass breakup that sealed the victory.
Minutes after the last critical play of the game, Apple took to Twitter and sent a message to his former team and fan base.
Apple’s past tweets drew heat from folks in Louisiana.
“Idk which fan base I hate more prolly the saints but It’s close wit the giants it’s a toss up,” Apple said in a tweet on Jan. 23.
“New Orleans is the dirtiest smelliest city and has the worst food it’s that swine and crawfish thts killin yall brains,” Apple said in a tweet.