By: Michael Abitabilo
“Hey Twitter” is a feature here at the Read Zone in which we examine the twitter-sphere’s reaction to certain widely consumed events to search for common themes. For this installment, we checked in to see if anyone thought Victor Cruz was faking his injury last night after dropping a sure touchdown pass. By the way, he wasn’t.
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Hey Twitter: did anyone think Victor Cruz was faking his injury last night?
cruz faking it
— PAPI (@tristinc1) October 13, 2014
Ok, so the short answer to our question is yes. Some people thought Cruz was faking his injury last night. But let’s dig a bit deeper.
Cruz faking cause he knows that was an easy catch lol
— Ti-Manno (@Pens1veOne) October 13, 2014
cruz dropped an easy pass so he faking an injury lol
— Steelers 3-3 (@mbaaez) October 13, 2014
Season ending injuries are so funny lol!
WOW CRUZ 😑 MISSED THE CATCH AND FAKING AN INJURY NOW SMFH WOW 😡😡
— giants 3-3 ⌚️ (@arileo_) October 13, 2014
WOW YOU WERE SO WRONG BUT ALSO WHY WERE YOU YELLING SMFH WOW
99 percent sure Cruz is faking to play off that drop. #SNFonNBC
— Tyson Hinschberger (@hinschcity) October 13, 2014
1 percent sure you’re not an idiot.
Am i the only who thinks Cruz is faking it cuz he didnt catch it
— Jorry Abraham (@J4everAwesome) October 13, 2014
God bless Victor Cruz you turned to a dam bum now get up and stop faking the knee injury because you dropped the touchdown
— Sean Muscatello (@SuperSean7) October 13, 2014
At least you had the common courtesy to bestow upon him before calling him a lying bum.
Once the replay showed Cruz grabbing his knee before he even hit the ground, cooler heads started to prevail:
Cruz isn’t faking either…immediately grabbed his knee before he hit the ground
— IG: Jay_tee93 (@Jay_Tee93) October 13, 2014
But not everyone was convinced:
Lmao Cruz faking the injury out of embarrassment 😂😂😂
— Al Pachino (@JoelOfficial_) October 13, 2014
LMAO you call yourself “Al Pachino” because you hate yourself [crying emoji] [tongue out emoji] [poop emoji].
Clearly, once Cruz was carted off the field in tears and the Giants announced he had a torn patellar tendon, people knew this was a serious injury, right?
cruz went thru all that trouble faking an injury nd shit cuz he dropped a pass. the boys got acting skills i give him that.
— Action Brandson (@caseycb3brand) October 13, 2014
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Mike Abitabilo is the co-founder of the Read Zone, and kind of sort of for a brief second wondered whether Cruz was faking it.