Just over one year ago, veteran NFL running back LeSean McCoy committed a cardinal sin of social media and tweeted a key Avengers: Endgame plot point to his hundred of thousands of followers on opening day.
McCoy went to see the movie with his son, and before the vast majority of the world had the chance to get into the theater to complete the Marvel saga for themselves, McCoy tweeted “RIP” to Iron Man, who dies in the film. McCoy never deleted the tweet, interestingly, and it’s likely that the tweet spoiled the movie for thousands of his followers. Almost instantly, Marvel Twitter went into a full rage, and many called for McCoy to be banned from the NFL.
RIP my dog TONEY STARK
— Lesean McCoy (@CutonDime25) April 26, 2019
According to McCoy, the tweet was “the worst decision” of his life. McCoy explained what happened during an appearance on NFL Network’s GMFB, and said that he simply didn’t know that many people took the Marvel movies so seriously.
"That was the worst decision of my life."
LeSean McCoy on spoiling Avengers: Endgame 💀
— Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) May 13, 2020
“I tweeted it, just having fun. But I didn’t know the reaction of the people! I didn’t know that. If I knew that, I would have never tweeted that. I didn’t know that people really got into them cartoons like that. I apologize. It was terrible.”