Ridiculous Damar Hamlin conspiracy claiming he is dead slammed by NFL fans

Prerna Nambiar

A ridiculous NFL conspiracy claiming Damar Hamlin is dead and his fake who has been cloned has taken over is being slammed by fans as it goes viral on social media platforms like TikTok, Twitter, and more.

Conspiracy theories by social media users have been getting crazier than before. We have had stories that suggested Avril Lavigne is dead and it is her fake who has been singing to theories that suggested Britney Spears is not real.

As bizarre as these sound, now there is another one. A rumor has many convinced Damar is dead and it is his fake who people have been seeing.

How this conspiracy started

The rumors about Damar being dead and having a cloned fake takeover started after people came across the TikTok video which was posted by @eyeswideopenn17.

The video shows the NFL player wearing a hoodie while looking at the players playing the match. The clip contains text that reads: “Someone playing Damar Hamlin at game performing a ritual.”

The bizarre claim about a ritual came along as people thought Damar was showing symbols as he stood near the window.

The video received more views as Twitter sparked rumors that it is his fake. One user wrote: “Cloned. He died on the field, why do you think the rest of his teammates haven’t been talking to him.”

Another added: “So why is there now a Damar Hamlin is actually dead theory on Twitter now.” “What’s the chances Damar Hamlin is extremely debilitated or is dead? This reeks of using a stand in. He didn’t show his face all game, then he’s throwing up Masonic hand gestures from the booth. If true, this is biggest coverup in the history of sports,” read another comment.

NFL fans slam these rumors

While some users might be convinced that this conspiracy is true, other NFL fans are coming to Damar’s defense and ridiculing these claims.

One user wrote: “There is a conspiracy theory going on right now that Damar Hamlin is actually dead, and the person at the game was someone acting like him. If you genuinely believe that, get off the internet and find a job.”

Another wrote: “If you think damar Hamlin is actually dead and they’re doing a complete fake out with everyone buying in including teammates…like why? Why would they do that? Lol it makes zero sense.”

“Some of y’all are so brain dead on the Damar Hamlin situation it’s crazy,” wrote another user. “Hang on there’s a conspiracy that Damar Hamlin is dead and the NFL is covering up his death and using a decoy? I seen some crazy people say some crazy stuff in my day but that has to top the list of the stupidest things I have ever heard a human being come up with,” read another comment.

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How to report fake posts on social media

Social media has made it hard for people to differentiate between real news and the ones that have been edited to showcase a particular storyline. With this in mind, if you come across any posts that have been spreading misinformation, we urge you to report them immediately.

If you wish to do it on Twitter, follow the steps below:

  1. Navigate to the Tweet you’d like to report.
  2. Tap the icon located at the top of the Tweet.
  3. Select Report Tweet.

To report on Facebook, do the following:

  1. Go to the post you want to report.
  2. Tap in the top right of the post.
  3. Tap Find Support or Report Post.
  4. To give feedback, tap the option that best describes how this post goes against Community Standards. Tap Next.
  5. Click submit

To report on Instagram, follow these steps:

  1. Click on the three dots on the top right of the post
  2. Select Report

To report on TikTok, follow the steps below:

  1. Select the video you want to report
  2. Click on the arrow that appears in the bottom right corner of the video
  3. Select ‘Report’ from the options that appears
  4. Choose ‘Misleading’ from the options
  5. Click on submit

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