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Bengals’ Eli Apple rips Giants, Saints in Twitter tirade: ‘I don’t know which fanbase I hate more’



Talk about a bad apple.

Bengals cornerback Eli Apple went on a late-night tirade on Twitter calling out his former teams at the Giants and Saints, criticizing them and their fans. In fact, he claimed not to know which one he hated more:

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Apple’s tirade began by citing a Clay Travis video on Twitter showing Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs taking down a Chiefs fan who ran onto the field from Sunday’s AFC division game. Apple said, “This is what I want to do to the Ravens Saints and Giants fans.” Following his initial response, Apple wondered which fan he hated the most before fans started responding to him. He was more than willing to commit to them.

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Apple also tried Saints quarterback situation — including individual hits against james winston Y Taysom Hill – just like him Jalen of Eagles suffers. He was also particularly scathing in his criticism of the city of New Orleans and its cuisine:

The vitriol he generated was apparently bad enough that fans began targeting his mother, who he claims got banned from Twitter in response to his social media outburst:

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Apple, the 10th overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, is widely considered a draft bust, having played for four different teams in four seasons since 2018. He played in New York from 2016 to 2018 before being traded. midseason to the Saints. He then played in New Orleans in 2018 and 2019; the team declined his fifth-year option, leading him to sign a one-year deal with the Panthers for 2020. He signed a one-year deal with the Bengals on March 23, 2021.

Apple’s attitude has been bad enough to cause problems with his former teammates, particularly in New York. Tensions arose between him and his Giants teammates in 2017, with Landon Collins calling it a “cancer.” He was suspended for the end of the Giants’ 2017 season after refusing to practice on the scouting team for “conduct detrimental to the team.”

The roving cornerback has apparently found a nicer home in Cincinnati, where this season he has tied a career high with two interceptions and finished second with 10 passes defensed. He also has one fumble recovery and 49 total tackles.

Apple was enthusiastic in its review of the Bengals faithful, calling them the “most loyal and knowledgeable.”

The sixth-year defensive back has a chance to make a lasting impression on both them and Saints and Giants fans on Sunday when Cincinnati travels to take on the Chiefs in the AFC championship game.




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