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2016 NFL Season Updates: Ravens QB Joe Flacco Uses ‘Game of Thrones’ to Debunk His Rumored Death

( [email protected] ) Jun 24, 2016 08:46 AM EDT
For the second time this month, Twitter killed off another member of the NFL community, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco. But instead of getting mad, Flacco squashed the death rumor using Jon Snow's resurrection scene from "Game of Thrones."
Photo of Joe Flacco Wikimedia Commons/Keith Allison

For the second time this month, Twitter killed off another member of the NFL community, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco. But instead of getting mad, Flacco squashed the death rumor using Jon Snow's resurrection scene from "Game of Thrones."

Earlier this week, a Twitter user named David posted that Flacco died due to a vehicular accident. Of course, this was nothing but a rumor and the owner of the account said that it got hacked, which caused the tweet about the athlete's death.

Eventually, the rumor about his death reached Flacco. But instead of issuing a formal response, the 31-year-old quarterback turned to his favorite television series to tell his fans and the rest of the world that he's still alive.

In the tweet, Flacco posted a gif featuring the corpse of Jon Snow waking up after he gets resurrected by Melisandre, which was featured in the second episode of "Game of Thrones" season 6.

Surprisingly, Joe is the second member of the NFL community who was killed off by a Twitter rumor this month. A few weeks ago, Roger Goodell, the commissioner of the NFL, suffered the same fate. This time, however, the rumor came from the official Twitter account of the professional sports league.

"We regret to inform our fans that our commissioner, Roger Goodell, has passed away," the tweet read according to CNN. "He was 57."

The NFL noted that it's Twitter account got hacked and immediately deleted the tweet regarding the commissioner's death immediately after it was posted. However, the hacker was keen on trolling the league and its supporters and continued to post updates using the account.

"Oi, I said Roger Goodell has died," the hacker posted. "Don't delete that tweet."

"OK, OK, you amateur detectives win," the added. "Good job."

Like Flacco, Goodell clarified to the NFL community that he is still alive. Although he did not use a "Game of Thrones" reference like what the Ravens QB, his statement was still pretty funny.

"Man, you leave the office for 1 day of golf w @JimKelly1212 & your own network kills you off. #harsh," Goodell tweeted.

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