Minnesota Vikings star Stefon Diggs did shake hands with Saints coach Sean Payton after beating him Sunday.
Several photos went ultra viral of Diggs appearing to mock Payton by pretending to rev up a motorcycle following the big win for the Vikings in an NFC wild-card game. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)
lmao this photo of stefon diggs and sean payton pic.twitter.com/GHmvxlXiap
— Jordan Heck (@JordanHeckFF) January 5, 2020
However, the actual video of the their postgame interaction told a very different story. Yes, Diggs was pretending to rev a motorcycle, but everything changed the moment he saw Payton.
He stopped immediately, showed Payton some respect and shook his hand. You can watch the video of the interaction below.
Diggs joking around, then straightening up and respectfully shaking SP’s hand. pic.twitter.com/Jk7eqy0fMp
— Fletcher Mackel (@FletcherWDSU) January 6, 2020
This is why you should always be hesitant to believe what you see on the internet if there’s no evidence to back it up.
At first glance, it certainly looked like Diggs was getting in the face of Payton. There were plenty of photos circulating to suggest that was the case.
SEND THIS PIC TO THE HALL OF FAME IMMEDIATELY
STEFON DIGGS pic.twitter.com/MYpUr49cD3
— Jack Borman (@jrborman13) January 6, 2020
Again, never trust a viral tweet just because it might be funny or convenient.
Luckily, Diggs had the video to clear him in this case because it’s clear nothing bad happened at all.