It’s not a good look for a sports league, in this case the NFL, when someone puts together a fake news report in the form of a TV broadcast that says the NFL admits rigging games and it goes viral with a bunch of people actually believing that it’s real. Unbelievably, that is where we, and the NFL, stand today because that actually just happened.
NFL fans were already in full conspiracy theory mode after the Patriots managed to squeak out a win over the Jaguars on Sunday to reach their 10th Super Bowl. This new video just served to stoke those fires even more because, despite it being completely silly, people really want to believe.
The video, which as of this writing, has been viewed over 16 million times on Facebook and shared over 470,000 times, carries this caption…
After a Jaguars player blows the whistle on the NFL for rigging games, Commissioner Roger Goodell admits to the accusations, acknowledging the long time suspicions of fans. WFKE News delves deep into the nuance of game rigging.
Oh, did I mention that the video was produced by Satire Daily? Because it is. Not that some people seemed to notice.
I hope they are all just being facetious, but…
He’s not alone, buddy. Not even close.
I do, however, have to admit that Satire Daily did do a nice job with the video. And as a wise man, George Costanza, once said, “Just remember, it’s not a lie if you believe it.” Go #TeamAsteroid.