I am all for trash-talking, but there is a line that you shouldn’t cross.
Hamlin almost died on the field.
Apple’s trolling tweet works if he says “Cancun” to Diggs. Using Hamlin’s number three and the heart symbol, most people would say that Apple went too far.
Here is what Apple was reacting to.
Head coach Sean McDermott said Diggs was present for his post-game speech, but he apparently didn’t stay too long after that.
Diggs has been one to wear his heart on his sleeve, win or lose. Sometimes when it’s the latter, frustrations boil over and Diggs speaks his mind.
“He’s a competitive guy and that’s what makes him good, is what you saw. He’s very competitive, like we all are. We work extremely hard at these jobs to be the best we can possibly be, and it hurts. I wouldn’t want a guy that it doesn’t hurt,” McDermott said during his post-game presser.
He did so on Twitter a bit Monday, firing off three tweets in a row.
“Want me to be okay with losing? Nah,” the first one read.
“Want me to be okay with our level of play when it’s not up to the standard? Nah.”
“It’s easy to criticize my reaction more than the result.”
To Diggs’ point, the Bills, even playing through the snowy conditions in Orchard Park, don’t usually put only 10 points on the scoreboard. They averaged the second-most points in the NFL during the regular season at 28.4 and scored 34 against the Miami Dolphins in the wild-card round.
Apple is known to troll heavily on social media when he is winning and not being cooked by Cooper Kupp.
Apple played well against the Bills, so you knew that the Tweets would fly. It would just be a matter of when not if.
Flip the pages for Apple’s tweet and some of the Twitter reactions.