Flacco’s Not Dead; He Is Surely Alive

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The deleted and retracted tweet.
The deleted and retracted tweet.

Forget whether or not Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is “elite.” Wednesday night, fans had a hard enough time figuring out whether he was alive.

A little after 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, a Ravens fan site’s Twitter account with over 60,000 followers broke some pretty heavy news: Flacco had been “killed in a vehicle accident.”

Two hours later, after Flacco’s alleged death was trending on the micro-blogging site, the account apologized, claiming they were hacked:

A lot of users weren’t having it, and Ravens Nation was accused of engineering the hoax themselves as an attention-getting stunt. Pro Football Talk put scare quotes around the word “hacked” when covering the story.

While the immature prank created needless distress and confusion, it also yielded some choice joke tweets. Here are the most “elite.”



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