Super Bowl champion LeSean McCoy could have used Thanos’ Infinity Gauntlet about this time last year to snap away what became 2019’s most polarising tweet.
Appearing Wednesday on Good Morning Football, the 31-year-old running back said posting Iron Man’s fate in Avengers: Endgame was “the worst decision of (his) life”.
“I didn’t know the reaction of the people, I didn’t know that. If I knew that, I would have never tweeted that,” said McCoy, who is now a free agent after finishing last season with the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs.
After checking out the highly anticipated Marvel flick last spring, McCoy tweeted “RIP my dog Tony Stark”, igniting a firestorm of backlash from the keyboard warriors.
“I didn’t know that people really got into them cartoons like that,” McCoy said.
“I apologise. It was terrible. It was a bad decision.”
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The film pulled in a record AU$4.3 billion at the box office, making it the highest-grossing film of all time.
Prior to the film’s release, directors Joe and Anthony Russo wrote a letter to fans with one message: “#DontSpoilTheEndgame.”
“Because so many of you have invested your time, your hearts, and your souls into these stories, we’re once again asking for your help. When you see Endgame in the coming weeks, please don’t spoil it for others, the same way you wouldn’t want it spoiled for you. Remember, Thanos still demands your silence,” the letter read.
This article originally appeared on the New York Post and was republished with permission