Adding insult to injury for the Minnesota Vikings and mild-mannered Adrian Peterson is the fact Peterson will likely be fined Monday for comments he made on Twitter following the Vikings 29-26 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Peterson twisted his ankle in the second quarter and did not return. The loss has the Vikings struggling to make a playoff run, but it’s the officiating Peterson says that is to blame.
Wow talking about bad officiating & the worst fan base I’ve ever experience! They threw snow balls the entire 4q like lil kids. Smh
— Adrian Peterson (@AdrianPeterson) December 8, 2013
The worst fan base ever experienced? This isn’t the soft spoken Adrian we’ve come to know even if he does make valid points. AD even backed Christian Ponder as the QB endured his worst season yet. Adrian Peterson won’t face heat for the fan base comment, but will likely draw a fine from the NFL and Roger Goodell for bad-mouthing the officiating. Joe Flacco threw a touchdown strike to Marlon Brown which was then challenged. The replay assistant upheld the score after review.
The Vikings were penalized six times for 90 yards with Baltimore drawing five flags. Even if Peterson feels he is in the right, his comments are without a doubt wrong and the league will not overlook them as it completes its due diligence toward a fine. For Peterson, it’s another year of frustration as many are calling on the Vikings to shut Peterson down for the season while the Vikings have struggled this year to gain traction.