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.
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.
“I’m a Jets fan” 🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩
— New England Patriots (@Patriots) October 13, 2021
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.
“I lost the best quarterback in my franchise history cause I wouldn’t give him a real contract” 🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩 https://t.co/HJq1mR2B54
— JonnyB (@JonnyB_03) October 13, 2021
When arguably the best QB of all time left your franchise because he hated you and won a super bowl without you🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩 https://t.co/nGdOy8PdVE
— Phil Russomanno, MSBA (@PhilRussomanno) October 13, 2021
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):
"I'm a Mac Jones fan"
huuuuuge red flag
— joão (@Champz_13) October 13, 2021
NYJ Matt and NYJ Mike especially went to town on the Pats:
“Our weird Quarterback who made out with his son and only ate celery from the ages of 37-41 left us after a stupid loss to the Titans in the wildcard game and now our organization is a dumpster fire with a head coach who doesn’t know what a sweatshirt is” 🚩🚩🚩 🚩🚩🚩 🚩🚩🚩🚩 https://t.co/Cnb3W1Catn
— NYJ MIKE (@NyjMike) October 13, 2021
“Our 80 year old owner with unlimited money gets busted in a happy ending massage parlor sting operation”
— NYJ Matt (@NYJ_Matt) October 13, 2021
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.
Old men who get busted in “massage parlors” 🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩 https://t.co/etozgkzKuW
— nicole esther (@njrealtornic) October 13, 2021
"I love massage parlors." 🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩https://t.co/jP4Wx6v8qx
— Gotham Trading (@gothamtcx) October 13, 2021
"let's get a massage" 🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩 https://t.co/SkHM2yPvTk
— MJM (@NYJets_MikeyJ) October 13, 2021
Of course, no New York onslaught against the Patriots would be complete without referencing the classic films of SpyGate:
"illegally filming and spying on an opposing team to win" 🚩🚩🚩🚩 https://t.co/gO8cGT6oTn
— Zach Miller (@Zmillz17) October 13, 2021
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