We have another NFL conspiracy theory on our hands.
During Sunday night’s Saints-Packers game, a video on Twitter went viral showing Saints head coach Sean Payton mysteriously handing the ref something on the sideline.
did sean payton just give that ref money or am i trippin
— CK ⁹⁹⁹ (@CJKTGOD) September 28, 2020
— Thor Markus (@ThorMarkus24) September 28, 2020
Even though it seems fairly obvious that the ref was giving Payton red challenge flag back, fans still ran with the “Payton slipped the ref some money” conspiracy theory.
Sean Payton made a drug deal with a ref, in the fourth quarter, on national television. pic.twitter.com/yYJlG2RKHm
— Justin Lonero (@JustinLonero) September 28, 2020
Imagine if Belichick had done this.
It would be a never ending story. https://t.co/f5gLpHewYM
— T-Haines 🦁 (@thethainesshow) September 28, 2020
Streets saying Sean Payton was paying the refs last might.
— 3rd Coast Sports Head 🇳🇬🇧🇯 (@mccauley713) September 28, 2020
“Here’s a lil extra, take the wife n kids out somewhere nice” https://t.co/saTFJ7LEFG
— YERRboi Shredda (@ShreddaSosa) September 28, 2020
Smh knew the saints are a dirty team https://t.co/1ak3oCP4s4
— $tunna💰🏃🏻♂️💨 (@BigDripBandz) September 28, 2020
Look, it’s 2020 and people seem to thing anything is possible. More than anything, we all just really need something to believe in. Even if that “something” is a veteran NFL head coach being dumb enough to slip money to referee during an actual football game.