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Jets fans didn’t take kindly to the Patriots’ attempt to meme

New England’s red flags were met by a barrage of green on Tuesday.

Tuesday saw the rise of a new trend on the bird-branded app, as users humorously shared their dating “red flags” in potential partners.

Red flags are often used as a reason to give caution toward another human being or even to outright avoid them entirely. Football fans are no doubt familiar with the concept thanks to NFL draft scouting reports of both the professional and amateur variety.

The New England Patriots official Twitter account attempted to get in on the craze through a direct job at the New York Jets.

On Tuesday night, the Patriots tweeted “I’m a Jets fan” followed by numerous red flag emojis, which no doubt had fans of the Flying Elvises cackling.

What New England’s social media operators didn’t expect, however, was a barrage of Jets who not only gave New England a taste of its own medicine but did their research in creating their crimson-branded zingers.

Many, for example, reminded the Patriots that they let Tom Brady, the undisputed most impactful player in franchise history, move on to Tampa Bay after falling the wild card round in 2020.

Others mocked the faith that the Patriots (2-3) have in Brady’s successor Mac Jones (a trust that even Patriots fans couldn’t help but be wary in):

NYJ Matt and NYJ Mike especially went to town on the Pats:

A particularly daring group decided to reference one of the more dubious red flags created amongst NFL personnel in recent history: New England owner Robert Kraft’s involvement in a sex scandal involving a Florida massage parlor.

Of course, no New York onslaught against the Patriots would be complete without referencing the classic films of SpyGate:

The Jets (1-4) ironically face off against New England in their next scheduled contest, as a visit to Gilette Stadium will open the post-bye week slate on Oct. 24 (1 p.m. ET, CBS).

Hopefully, the real-life yellow flags don’t earn as much infamy as their crimson counterparts of Twitter.

Geoff Magliocchetti is on Twitter @GeoffJMAgs

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