The Los Angeles Chargers mascot, known as Boltman, has officially become a meme all thanks to the NFL Hall of Fame.
They shared an image of Boltman visiting the Hall of Fame claiming he was there to “pay his respects” to the late Junior Seau.
It’s kind of an odd picture and the caption was a bit strange as well. The original caption was so weirdly worded that the HOF account went back in and changed it up.
Either way, the Chargers mascot is now a viral meme.
The NFL Hall of Fame shared this picture on X, formerly known as Twitter, late Sunday night.
This weekend, Boltman visited the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
This included a moment to pay his respects in front of the bronze bust of the late Junior Seau pic.twitter.com/eGMnKSjUey
— Pro Football Hall of Fame (@ProFootballHOF) August 28, 2023
It’s literally just Boltman standing in front of Junior Seau’s bust. The NFL Hall of Fame clearly meant for the image to be a meaningful picture for the Chargers legend. However, it just doesn’t feel real. It almost feels like it’s satire or something.
And that’s basically what it became. Especially after Barstool’s Big Cat quote tweeted a sarcastic response to the original post.
— Big Cat (@BarstoolBigCat) August 28, 2023
From there, the meme took off as people photoshopped the Chargers mascot visiting memorial sights around the globe.
— Clue Heywood (@ClueHeywood) August 28, 2023
Boltman in New York.
This weekend, Boltman visited the 9/11 memorial.
This included a moment to pay his respects to all who were lost during this tragic event. Boltman has and always will be a strong supporter for the war against terrorism. pic.twitter.com/daQkN1gvti
— Sourdeath Sam (@SourdeathSam) August 28, 2023
The original post definitely feels like something Darren Rovell would write.
How is the original tweet not from Rovell
— Tyler Morgan (@tmonation) August 28, 2023
— the ghostface plumber ™ (@EdotTiggidy) August 28, 2023
I’m not sure how the NFL Hall of Fame didn’t see this image of the Chargers mascot becoming a meme like this. As soon as they took the photo they should’ve known how people would react.
But shoutout to the HOF for not deleting the tweet.