FAKE TWEET GOES VIRAL
Written by 1.02010 on February 15, 2023
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was caught in a storm when a tweet claiming he used PEDs during Sunday’s Super Bowl victory went viral, which, as expected turned out to be false. The Chiefs defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 38–35 in Super Bowl LVII at the State Farm Stadium in Arizona, with the 27-year-old Chiefs quarterback taking home the Super Bowl MVP award.
After the Chiefs’ victory against the Eagles, however, a report about Mahomes testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) started to circulate. The report turned out to be false, though. The rumor was started by the Simon Charles Twitter account. Charles claims to be a “respected sports writer” and uses a stock photo of an elderly man.