Twitter reacts to ‘Deflategate’ potentially making a comeback
The first week of the NFL preseason is typically a quiet one, but that may not be the case this year if Deflategate somehow makes a comeback.
According to Howard Eskin of SportsRadio 94WIP in Philadelphia, at least one football that the Pittsburgh Steelers were using during their exhibition game against the Eagles on Thursday night appeared significantly deflated. The NFL is reportedly investigating to see how that came to be.
During #Eagles #steelers pre season game their was at least one Pittsburgh football found that was VERY deflated . The #NFL has the Football and is investigating. I saw the FB after incompletion and it was like a marshmallow. @SportsRadioWIP
— Howard Eskin (@howardeskin) August 10, 2018
While that may sound insignificant (especially in a preseason game), the way the New England Patriots were treated when Tom Brady was accused of orchestrating a ball-deflation scheme has made us all too familiar with air pressure in footballs. Twitter reacted accordingly:
— Matt Walsh (@MattThaCatt) August 10, 2018
— Todd Johnson (@TRJohnson1969) August 10, 2018
— Winston (@WinstonPhilly) August 10, 2018
Oh boy! I’d missed Deflategate so. https://t.co/bk5B6Fl5SY
— Cindy Boren (@CindyBoren) August 10, 2018
— Jennifer (@Jmills910) August 10, 2018
i am sure you are right but deflategate was started by a lazy, washed up reporter (@bkravitz) known for being wrong, and a tweet by @mortreport who lied on behalf of Mike kensil https://t.co/LzEevQP0Xi
— andy miller (@mikewichter) August 10, 2018
— Taylor Jacobs (@AirwavesHog) August 10, 2018
It’s a preseason game compared to a post season playoff game… don’t call it deflategate https://t.co/iVUMByxxQE
— Emmanuel Salgado (@SalgadingoParty) August 10, 2018
It’s possible there was just one football that had an issue like a leak, but Patriots fans are going to demand that the Steelers be treated the same way their team was — especially in light of the recent information that has come out about Brady’s scandal. Don’t be surprised if the NFL gets out ahead of things to avoid embarrassing itself again.