DAMAR Hamlin has responded to the wild conspiracy theory, claiming a body double impersonated him at Sunday’s game between the Buffalo Bills and the Cincinnati Bengals.
24-year-old Bill’s safety cheered on his teammates from one of the suites at Highmark Stadium during the NFL playoffs.
Just before the AFC divisional round kicked off, Buffalo tweeted a video showing Hamlin and his family arriving at the arena.
During the game, the former Pittsburgh star dispensed with fans as he was shown on the big screens around Highmark Stadium.
He then visited the Bills in the dressing room at halftime.
But conspiracy theorists used the fact that a mask, hoodie and sunglasses covered Hamlin’s face to peddle wild claims that someone was pretending to be Buffalo’s security on Sunday.
The Pennsylvania native appeared to poke fun at the doubters on Tuesday.
He tweeted a picture of himself standing behind one of the murals showing him doing the now iconic heart-hands gesture.
“Clone,” Hamlin captioned the post, adding a ninja emoji.
The claims spread so quickly that Good Morning Football pundit Kyle Brandt asked Bills quarterback Josh Allen to debunk the conspiracy theory his podcast on Tuesday.
“That’s stupid,” Allen said simply.
The surprised quarterback then detailed Hamlin’s visit to Buffalo’s dressing room during the game to further squash the wild claims.
That same day, Bill’s defensive end Shaq Lawson fired back at Bill’s cornerback Eli Apple for apparently taunting Hamlin on Twitter.
Apple took a swipe at the Bills and wide receiver Stefon Diggs after Cincinnati’s win on Sunday with one of his tweets reading “Cancun on 3” and a heart-hands emoji.
Hamlin is continuing his recovery after suffering cardiac arrest in the Week 17 game between the Bills and Bengals on Jan. 2.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/7217374/damar-hamlin-breaks-silence-after-crazy-clone-conspiracy-theory-emerged-about-his-buffalo-bills-appearance/ Damar Hamlin breaks the silence after a crazy ‘clone’ conspiracy theory emerged about his Buffalo Bills appearance