Devonta Freeman trolls Saints, deletes tweet

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The Falcons escaped from their own building with a victory on Thursday night, thanks to an officiating crew that appeared to be showing gratitude for the owner’s role in giving their ultimate boss a new contract. And so, after securing victory in a game during which the Falcons were thoroughly outplayed, what did running back Devonta Freeman do?

He rubbed the opponent’s face in it, of course.

Freeman tweeted “AINTS” after the game. He later deleted it.

The outburst may have been fueled by Freeman’s in-game back-and-forth with Saints coach Sean Payton, who seemed to yell “choke!” (and to make the choke gesture) toward Freeman in the fourth quarter of the game.

The Falcons ultimately didn’t choke, despite recent historical evidence of the phenomenon. A late interception from New Orleans native Deion Jones sealed the victory.

The two teams play again in 16 days, on Christmas Eve. Thank you, Santa.

16 responses to “Devonta Freeman trolls Saints, deletes tweet

  1. Wait. Did you just blame the refs for the Saints loss? The Saints received those penalties because they committed them. Same with the Falcons. Never let your bias show if you want to be a professional sportswriter.

  2. pastorfootball says:
    December 8, 2017 at 6:33 am
    Wait. Did you just blame the refs for the Saints loss? The Saints received those penalties because they committed them. Same with the Falcons. Never let your bias show if you want to be a professional sportswriter.

    Bless your heart!

  3. I don’t ever want to hear Saints fans complain about the refs. I’ve watched every single one of their home games this year, and other than New England, no one gets more favorable officiating at home than that team. Refs directly impacted/gave the Saints wins in THREE GAMES.

    Every call against the Saints last night was legitimate.

    And the offsetting penalties call was bogus, as Julio did not push off.

    How are you complaining, again?

    The game was only close because Matthew Dishwater tried his best to throw it all away multiple times.

  4. Atlanta had nine first downs on penalties. The Saints none. it does make one think about conspiracy theories. Does the NFL want a Christmas eve showdown for the NFCS division? Was Kamara really concussed? He looked fine running off the field. A healthy Saints team with all their weapons blows this team off the field. Lattimore is the real deal and Ryan can’t depend on him as a security blanket.

  5. kingfish4242 says:
    December 8, 2017 at 10:51 am
    Atlanta had nine first downs on penalties. The Saints none. it does make one think about conspiracy theories. Does the NFL want a Christmas eve showdown for the NFCS division? Was Kamara really concussed? He looked fine running off the field. A healthy Saints team with all their weapons blows this team off the field. Lattimore is the real deal and Ryan can’t depend on him as a security blanket.
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    Saints fans don’t EVER get to complain about officiating.

    That said, not a single one of those calls was bogus.

    As someone who watches officials like a hawk, even when they benefit my team, I didn’t see the Falcons getting away with anything egregious, either.

  6. Officials took away 3 points from the Saints at the end of the half and kept giving Atlanta first downs throughout the game. Plus, the Saints were losing key players to injuries all night. But, they still had a chance of winning until the officials figured out a way to give Atlanta another first down at the end. Saints were clearly the better team, but we saw how that doesn’t matter when the deck is stacked against them. Hopefully they’ll overcome this and win the rest of their games… including the Super Bowl.

  7. silentcount says:
    December 8, 2017 at 12:42 pm
    Officials took away 3 points from the Saints at the end of the half and kept giving Atlanta first downs throughout the game. Plus, the Saints were losing key players to injuries all night. But, they still had a chance of winning until the officials figured out a way to give Atlanta another first down at the end. Saints were clearly the better team, but we saw how that doesn’t matter when the deck is stacked against them. Hopefully they’ll overcome this and win the rest of their games… including the Super Bowl.
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    The Saints cost themselves three points (that they should have never been in position to GET in the first place, if you wanna play this game) by not lining up properly.

    Every penalty accepted against the Saints was legitimate.

    Sean Payton paid for giving it to the side judge all night, and did not get the benefit of the doubt on the final call. Deservedly so.

  8. Falcon fans cannot seriously think they legetimately won that game. Refs were cooking. That’s ok, we’ll get some Dirty Bird gumbo in two weeks. Karma and Kamara waiting…..

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