Alabama Crimson Tide running back Derrick Henry briefly caused a Twitter pile up by showing off a new car.
Henry posted – then deleted – a photo of a sharp-looking Dodge Challenger, along with the caption, “Everybody meet my new baby!” Since nothing on the Internet ever goes away for good, here’s one reaction to Henry’s tweet:
— The SEC Logo (@SEC_Logo) May 13, 2014
Predictably, rival fans jumped on the situation immediately, causing a Twitter meltdown ably curated by our old pal BanditRef. Clearly a young black man with a new car is a red flag, and the online profiling began. Here are some of the highlights:
Soooo Derrick Henry has a brand new challenger…. lol. Bama throwing that $$ around I see. — Troy Nolen (@nolen_troy) May 13, 2014
No no, Derrick Henry totally paid for his own Dodge Challenger. Just like Julio and Mark paid for their own Escalades.
— Rowl Tahd (@TotalBammerMove) May 13, 2014
Wonder who bought Derrick Henry that car – Saban or Kiffin? — Jordan Honeycutt (@JHONEYnbsj29) May 13, 2014
Not gonna lie to y’all, Derrick Henry couldn’t afford that car on his own…
— Jacob Hughes (@President_Puds) May 13, 2014
I should join the bama football team and I could get a brand new car. Must be nice to break rules and it be okay. NO WAY he can afford that. — Cass Sheridan (@cass_sheridan) May 13, 2014
If he hasn’t already, Henry is learning just how heated the animosity toward Alabama is by its rival fans. And speaking of that rivalry, there’s one thing we’re pretty sure of:
Looks like Derrick Henry will be running over Auburn fans’ dreams next season.
— BamaHammer (@Bama_Hammer) May 13, 2014