The Atlanta Falcons ruled social media for a matter of a few minutes Monday afternoon when they hilariously trolled NFC South Divisional rival, the New Orleans Saints.
Sporting News reported that Kevin James will be playing the role of Saints head coach Sean Payton in a Netflix movie called ‘Home Team.’ The movie, according to Sporting News, is based on when Payton was suspended back in 2012 and coached his son’s sixth-grade team.
Of course, for those who don’t remember, Payton was suspended for the entire 2012 season after an investigation found the Saints had implemented a ‘bounty system’ incentivizing players for knocking out opposing players.
With the news of a movie featuring Payton and the fact that Kevin James would be the actor playing him, the Falcons had a little bit of fun, using the poster from the popular movie ‘Paul Blart: Mall Cop.’
While it was a hilarious trolling attempt by the Atlanta Falcons, things went south in the worst way following the tweet
This was clever workings from the Falcons’ social media team, but you can’t have the kind of track record that the franchise historically possesses against a team and expect things to go well when you try to troll them.
The Saints issued their own reply.
And from there, everything went south.
Before you knew it, we had Falcons, Saints and even Panthers and Bucs fans completely trashing each other throughout the threads.
We’re not so sure that if we were Saints fans we would want that time period to be highlighted in a movie, but I suppose you have to take what they give you.
The comments go on by the thousands and you could spend an entire afternoon going through them, they simply just don’t end and the trolling never stops.
So, if you want some entertainment- and can take some pretty brutal jokes being dished out from all sides- Falcons twitter is the place to be currently.
If not, we’d advise staying away from social media for a while.