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#pounditTuesday, January 26, 2021

Did Rick Reilly steal a joke from PFT Commenter?


Rick Reilly made a pretty clever joke about Peyton Manning on Twitter during Sunday’s Denver Broncos-Indianapolis Colts game, but was it original? The person who tweeted it just minutes before Reilly doesn’t seem to think so.

At 5:54 p.m., the Twitter-famous @PFTCommenter cracked the following joke:

By pure coincidence I’m sure, Reilly sent an almost identical tweet exactly five minutes later.

Like most people, @PFTCommenter had trouble believing that Reilly came up with that on his own.

That looked like a classic case of Twitter parroting. We know how much Reilly enjoys comparing sports to world affairs in his tweets, so it’s no surprise he pounced all over that one.

H/T Dan Rubenstein

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