Earl Thomas appears to give Seahawks middle finger while being carted off
Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas left Sunday’s game against the Arizona Cardinals with what looked like a serious leg injury, and he may have let his team know how he feels on his way off the field.
As Thomas had his left leg in an air cast and was being carted to the locker room, he was shown by cameras flipping the middle finger. Seahawks reporter Terry Blount says the salute was directed toward the Seattle sideline (you can see it here).
It’s unclear if Thomas was flipping the bird to anyone in particular, but the gesture appeared to be made in the direction of his own team, leading to speculation that it was done in response to his contract situation.
Thomas has been seeking a long-term contract from the Seahawks. He has been open about the fact that he does not want to risk suffering an injury if the team isn’t willing to invest in him, which is why he has been sitting out of practice recently. It would not be a surprise if he was letting his team know how he felt now that he appears to have sustained a significant injury.
Rumors of Thomas possibly being traded had been getting louder by the day, but those will likely disappear now.