Colts: Viral video of rookie guard Quenton Nelson screaming edited
A viral video purportedly showcasing Indianapolis Colts rookie guard Quenton Nelson screaming throughout an entire play in Sunday’s game is not authentic, according to the team, as the lineman’s vocalizations were added.
The video, from the Colts’ 29-26 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars, features Nelson screaming as he lays out Jags safety Barry Church on a Marlon Mack run, reached over 11,000 retweets and 37,000 likes on Twitter as of Tuesday afternoon.
SCREAMING HELPS. pic.twitter.com/hYkcDAcXJ0
— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) November 12, 2018
It was up to more than 11,000 retweets and 37,000 likes on Twitter on Tuesday afternoon.
A team spokesman has since informed ESPN that audio was taken from another play and dubbed over the footage from Sunday’s game.
Nelson admitted to being surprised over how the video became such a hit on Twitter.
“I saw it got pretty viral on the internet, which was cool,” Nelson said Tuesday, via ESPN. “…Yeah, I wasn’t yelling, not on that play. I don’t know how it got amped up like that.”
Why the Colts opted to create an inauthentic video to suggest Nelson was screaming during the entire play is anyone’s guess. The punishing block was impressive enough in its own right without the added vocal histrionics.