Michael Thomas Responds to Arrest with Humorous ‘Friday’ GIF on Twitter
New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas is not letting his recent arrest get him down. On Friday evening, Thomas tweeted a GIF from the 1995 movie “Friday,” featuring a scene where characters are humorously told to stay off the grass.
This gesture appears to be a direct reference to the altercation that led to his arrest, involving an ongoing dispute with construction workers in his neighborhood.
According to reports, Thomas had been frustrated by the workers who had been obstructing his property for several weeks, leading to growing tensions. On Friday, Thomas allegedly confronted the workers and threatened them with a gun, demanding that they move their equipment and vehicles.
The workers called the police, who arrived at the scene and arrested Thomas. He was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and released on a $10,000 bond.
Thomas, who is one of the best receivers in the NFL, has been sidelined with an ankle injury since Week 1. He is expected to return to the field soon, but his legal troubles may affect his status with the team and the league.
Thomas’s tweet, which has received over 100,000 likes and 20,000 retweets, suggests that he is not taking the situation too seriously. Some fans and followers have praised his sense of humor, while others have criticized his lack of remorse and responsibility.
The Saints have not commented on the incident or Thomas’s tweet. The team is currently preparing for their next game against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday.