The Minnesota Vikings faced scrutiny on Sunday during their devastating loss to the Dallas Cowboys.
The organization thought to honor U.S. service members at U.S. Bank Stadium during their “Salute to Service” segment during the game. However, the team apparently fell for a prank as one of the tweets curated for the #SkolSalute featured an adult film star in military gear rather than an actual member of the armed forces.
The photo showed Johnny Sins – dressed in fatigues. Sins is routinely featured in social media memes given the breadth of his career in the adult film industry.
The Vikings asked for user-submitted content in the days leading up to the game. Last week, the NFL honored current and veteran military members as part of their Veterans Day celebrations. Minnesota was on the road to play the Buffalo Bills at the time.