Saints’ Michael Thomas gets into heated confrontation with Panthers’ Derrick Brown in video captured from locker room tunnel – and star wideout responds on Twitter
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Michael Thomas appears to have had a heated confrontation with Panthers defensive end Derrick Brown in video captured from one of the two tunnels at Bank of American Stadium, with the Carolina star later suggesting he was ‘set up’ .
Images shared on X, formerly known as Twitter, after the Saints beat the Panthers, 20-17, Monday night. The football begins with Thomas walking down the tunnel before turning around to yell at Brown.
Returning to their teams’ locker rooms, respectively — one appears to be just coming out of a turn at the end of the ramp — Thomas, 30, and Brown, 25, confront each other, at which point Brown needs to be stopped from getting his hands on Thomas.
The video ends with security escorting Brown away from Thomas and presumably towards the Panthers locker room.
A day after the confrontation, Thomas shared on X: “They tried to frame me.”
Michael Thomas and Panthers defensive end Derrick Brown face off on MNF
Michael Thomas caught seven of nine targets for 55 yards in the Saints’ second win of the year
Panthers defensive end Derrick Brown recorded seven tackles in Monday night’s home loss.
“They were playing good Snoop Doog while I was just trying to do my dance,” he later added while also sharing three laughing emojis.
It’s unclear whether face-to-face was what Thomas was ultimately referring to.
He caught seven of nine targets for 55 yards in New Orleans’ second win of the season after beating the Tennessee Titans, 16-15, in Week 1.
Thomas now has 12 catches for 116 yards in two games.
Thomas later suggested that he had been “set up” and was “just trying to do (his) dance” on X
Brown recorded seven tackles and contributed to the Panthers’ passing game with four sacks against Saints quarterback Derek Carr.
Carolina and New Orleans will face off again in Louisiana in Week 14 for an NFC South rivalry game.
Next up: The Saints travel to Green Bay to face the Packers.
The Panthers head to the Pacific Coast to take on the Seattle Seahawks in an effort to pick up their first win of the season.