NFL grossly promotes Lions fan celebrating Vikings injury

Minnesota Vikings tight end T.J. Hockenson
Minnesota Vikings tight end T.J. Hockenson / David Berding/GettyImages

On Sunday, the NFL's Twitter account posted an image of a Detroit Lions fan holding up a sign that celebrated their team injuring Minnesota Vikings tight end T.J. Hockenson.

During the first round of the 2023 NFL playoffs last week, Minnesota Vikings fans were forced to have flashbacks when Detroit Lions safety Kerby Joseph delivered a low hit to the knee of Los Angeles Rams tight end Tyler Higbee.

As was the case for Vikings tight end T.J. Hockenson in Week 16 when he was hit in the knee by Joseph, Higbee wound up suffering a torn ACL as a result of the play.

Lions fans have spent too much time defending Joseph's recklessness during the last few days, and on Sunday, the NFL joined in on the gross celebration of the Detroit safety injuring the knees of multiple players this season.

NFL promotes sign from Detroit Lions fan glorifying the injury to Minnesota Vikings tight end T.J. Hockenson

It's one thing for a distasteful sign to be shown on a television broadcast of a game, but it's another thing for the league to promote that sign on their Twitter account, which has more than 34 million followers.

Below is the post that the NFL made on their Twitter account of a sign made by a Lions fan that celebrates the knee injuries to both Hockenson and Higbee.

And here's another post from Twitter featuring the image of the post on the NFL's official account in case the league attempts to save face and delete the post in the future.

It's exciting for the Detroit fan base that their team is finally doing something besides living in the basement of the league, but no one should be cheering about players suffering serious injuries.

And the NFL definitely shouldn't be promoting a sign like this on one of their massive social media account.

This might sound like Grandpa Simpson yelling at the clouds to some people, but the league not sharing the image of that sign the Lions fan made just seems like common sense.

Then again, this is the NFL we're talking about, and they've been known to make plenty of decisions that don't make any sense at all.