It’s pretty crazy how influential athletes like Atlanta Falcons receiver Julio Jones can be. With a simple action on Monday — Jones made his Twitter account private and removed any affiliation with the Falcons (unfollowed the team, etc.), except for his profile picture — he sent Falcons fans and NFL watchers everywhere into a panic.
Jones also changed his background image to show himself, from behind, staring out into the sun on a beach somewhere. Needless to say, many people really went wild wondering what this is all about.
If the 49ers traded 9 for Julio I’d run naked down Broadway*
*not an official bet* https://t.co/xG179vwcJj
— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) April 23, 2018
When i saw Julio Jones trending vs when i saw why pic.twitter.com/1WCanS0sOG
— King ? PLAYOFF P SZN (@JulioTheGoat_) April 23, 2018
Ummmmmm what’s this about Julio Jones….I need answers, my blood pressure can’t take this
— Rosa No Parks ♌️ (@_Special_Lady) April 23, 2018
Me after I see why Julio Jones is trending pic.twitter.com/SJQ3xlldRO
— arissa✨ (@badgirlris_) April 23, 2018
*sees Julio Jones has deleted his ATL pics and unfollowed team/front office on social media* pic.twitter.com/URfNcPF3NX
— J O 3 Y (@josephmerlene) April 23, 2018
If Julio Jones gets traded I will literally stop being an Atlanta Falcons fan until further notice! ????
— ♊️RogerDatTv♊️ (@RogerDatTv) April 23, 2018
— Tyler Wilson (@tlantaBravesFan) April 23, 2018
And it didn’t help that some fake accounts were out there spreading LIES, either.
Sources tell ESPN that All Pro WR Julio Jones has been traded to the Dallas Cowboys in return for 2018 1st and 2019 2nd round picks. Julio is a Cowboy.
— Adam Schefter (@EzekieINBA) April 23, 2018
Julio Jones has been traded to the #Packers in exchange for pick #14. Wow.
— Ian Rapoport (@PrimeJordy) April 23, 2018
At this point, fans are just desperate to know why. Why, Julio? Why?
Then again, maybe someone just got into his phone and did all this as a prank. Hopefully, for the sake of Falcons fans everywhere, he lets us all in on the secret, soon enough.