Florida QB Austin Appleby Says Controversial Tweet Is Fake

first_imgAustin Appleby smiling at a press conferenceTwitter/@AAppleby12Florida quarterback Austin Appleby said that a tweet seemingly showing him celebrating Luke Del Rio’s injury is fake and photoshopped.Del Rio, Florida’s starter, was injured in the team’s win over North Texas on Saturday. With him out of action, Purdue transfer Austin Appleby takes over the reins of the Gator offense.After the game, a rumored deleted tweet began circulating from Appleby. It read “Glad to finally get my chance!! #GoGators” and appeared to indicate he was celebrating the circumstances.Luke Del Rio when he sees Austin Appleby’s tweet. pic.twitter.com/SLNGPmBbzI— JT Clifton (@JT_SAR_Fball) September 18, 2016But, as Lee Corso says, “Not so fast, my friend.” A ticked off Appleby took to Twitter on Sunday and shared his real thoughts on Del Rio’s injury. He also said the “tweet” from him was fake.My heart breaks for my teammate and friend @Ldelrio12.Absolutely hate to see something like that. No doubt he will be back and healthy soon!— Austin Appleby (@AAppleby12) September 18, 2016Looks like someone got creative with photoshop last night making “deleted tweet of mine.” I support @Ldelrio12 100% and hate that he’s hurt.— Austin Appleby (@AAppleby12) September 18, 2016I wasn’t even in the locker room at 11:07pm— Austin Appleby (@AAppleby12) September 18, 2016If anyone wants my thoughts about the matter watch the post game interview— Austin Appleby (@AAppleby12) September 18, 2016There you have it. In fact, in the post-game on Saturday, Appleby said he felt the hit on Del Rio was “dirty.”While that tweet was fake, unfortunately, if you’re a Purdue fan, Appleby’s comments about your coaching staff are the real deal. Our condolences.Appleby and the No. 19 Gators will try to make it 12 in a row against the No. 14 Tennessee Volunteers this Saturday in Knoxville. Kickoff is at 3:30 p.m. ET on CBS.last_img