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New Orleans Saints Fans Not Letting Up On Eli Apple Following His Remarks About the City

(Blogged by @thefineauthor) – New Orleans Saints fans are still targeting NFL cornerback Eli Apple following his disparaging comments about their beloved city.

The Cincinnati Bengals star will likely never live down his January comments, where he referred to New Orleans as “the dirtiest, smelliest city and has the worst food ever.” These comments came hours after he said he wasn’t sure which fanbase he hated more, Saints or the New York Giants. Ever since Apple gave his two cents on the heavily cultured city, which is ironically known for its unique eateries, Saints fans have made Apple a target of their trolling on social media.

Known as one of the biggest trash talkers in the NFL, Apple was humbled during the 2022 Super Bowl in a hard-to-watch loss to the Los Angeles Rams. Both of Kupp’s touchdowns were given up by Apple, including the game-winning reception in the fourth quarter.

Apple spent a brief period in The Big Easy when he played for the Saints for two seasons in 2018-19. He clearly was not impressed with the city and was happy to land on the Carolina Panthers for the 2020 season before settling in Cincinnati in 2021. Despite leaving the Saints, his uncle, comedian/actor Michael Blackson believes that Apple should not have slammed New Orleans considering they welcomed him onto their team.

During an interview with Shannon Sharpe’s Club Shay Shay show this week, Blackson spoke on his nephew’s comments and understood why Saints fans have no remorse for the 26-year-old.

“I’m not sure if you want to call it cocky. I’m not sure what you wanna call it,” Blackson said. He went on to add, “Even when it’s time to go, you’ve got to show respect. Thank (them) for giving you this opportunity.”

Blackson, who is originally from Ghana, is the brother of Apple’s mother. He believes that given the family’s modest African beginnings, Apple should be more appreciative of the chances he’s been given.

He then touched on Apple’s Super Bowl defeat, despite an arrogant attitude leading up to the Big Game.

“He went up there cocky and did all that stuff, and he got humbled by Cooper Kupp,” the “Meet the Blacks” star added.

Eli Apple has not responded to his uncle’s comments. However, he is looking to redeem himself after re-signing a one-year, $4 million deal with the Bengals. Meanwhile, the memes, jokes, and trolling continue to fly on Twitter in a relentless attack on the player, likely never-ending as Saints lovers have proven to be one of football’s most loyal fanbases.

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