Former NFL running back Arian Foster sarcastically fueled the “NFL is rigged” conspiracy, and it created for some hilarious memes from fans and even players.
During the AFC Championship game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Cincinnati Bengals, the term “NFL is rigged” began trending on social media. That came from Bengals fans who were upset about what was going on, and other NFL fans who were watching the game.
For example, there was one instance in the game that received extra attention. That was a Chiefs offensive drive in the fourth quarter, where the Bengals’ defense appeared to have forced a punt after a third-and-nine play. The issue is, a referee blew their whistle trying to stop the play due to a game clock issue, but no one could hear it. After deliberation, the referees allowed the Chiefs to have a redo on that play.
The “NFL is Rigged” term trended for quite sometime after the game. Former Houston Texans running back Arian Foster fanned the flames of the conspiracy during his “Macrodosing Podcast” with Barstool Sports, sarcastically and jokingly saying that he received a script from the league in his locker before games.
“We really dedicated to it, so it was more like, that’s what practice was about. It was about practicing the script,” said Foster. “This is what goes on, this is what we have to do…”
Best memes trolling Arian Foster’s sarcastic NFL is rigged conspiracy
The thing is, this really gained steam on social media, and created some hilarious memes. From football fans, to even NFL players. Let’s take a look at some of them.
Let’s just say that a lot of people had fun with this meme. Even the players who made light of some brutal moments in their career.
Robert Griffin III, who typed out the caption, “reading the end of the script for 2012.” That year Griffin won the Offensive Rookie of the Year award with Washington and led the team to the NFC East championship, but he tore his ACL in the team’s Wild Card game against the Seattle Seahawks.
Baltimore Ravens cornerback Marlon Humphrey joked that the reason he gave up 200 receiving yards to Bengals wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase was due to “following the script.”
Foster’s sarcastic comments about the NFL following a script made for a new meme format.