Saints WRs Mike Thomas, Brandin Cooks Appear to Be Involved in Twitter Mixup

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistMarch 6, 2017

GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 18:  Wide receiver Brandin Cooks #10 of the New Orleans Saints celebrates after scoring on a 45 yard touchdown reception against the Arizona Cardinals during the secodn quarter of the NFL game at the University of Phoenix Stadium on December 18, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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With only 140 characters to work with on Twitter, it can be hard for people to clearly express their thoughts. Ambiguous tweets can also lead to misunderstandings.

Look at what happened with a pair of New Orleans Saints receivers over the weekend.

On Sunday, Mike Thomas sent out the following tweet:

Michael Thomas @Cantguardmike

The jealously will cause people to part ways huh #shhhh

Fellow New Orleans wideout Brandin Cooks—who is entering the fourth year of his rookie contract—has been the subject of trade rumors (here and here) recently. Perhaps thinking Thomas' tweet was a shot at him, Cooks sent out a tweet of his own:

Deuce Windham @RevDeuceWindham

The aforementioned #Saints WR Brandin Cooks tweet that was deleted. https://t.co/BYhXaYCdvC

Cooks wound up deleting his post.

As people began to speculate that there was bad blood between the players, Thomas was quick to put an end to the nonexistent beef:

Michael Thomas @Cantguardmike

I see what y'all did their with that tweet but sorry that's just lyrics to a new Don Q song y'all good

Although Twitter can be a great tool, it can also lead to misinterpretations. It appears this may be the latest example.



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