The evidence is far from conclusive, but it sure looked as if Johnny Manziel had a good chuckle after Alouettes quarterback Antonio Pipkin threw his second pick-six of the fourth quarter.
TSN cameras cut to Manziel just moments after Anthony Orange’s interception for the Lions put the final, final nail in the Alouettes coffin.
Here’s Manziel’s reaction…
— CFL on TSN (@CFLonTSN) September 15, 2018
The reaction is all the more interesting after Manziel missed three days of practice this week – but still managed to record his podcast – then said he was frustrated about losing his starting job to Pipkin, who’d won two straight before Friday’s stinker.
Again, it’s hardly definitive proof. But in case you thought we were the only ones who saw it….
On cue Johnny starts laughing! ????????????
— Derek Dennis (@6BONECRUSHER3) September 15, 2018
MANZIELS LAUGHING AT PIPKIN!
— Mike Sweeney (@TheMikeSweeney) September 15, 2018
Uh was that Manziel laughing on the 2nd pick?
— Brad2332 (@brad2332) September 15, 2018
Despite his frustration over not playing – every player thinks they should start – and Pipkin’s admittedly horrendous performance, laughing at a teammates’ misfortune while the club is getting its ass kicked is, to say the least, not cool.
But yeah, the Alouettes should definitely reward Manziel’s run of questionable behaviour by starting him next week.
#AlsMtl Sherman, as expected, won’t name next week’s starter. He said it would be difficult to evaluate Pipkin’s performance because of protection issues, but acknowledged Pipkin held onto the ball too long in some instances.
— John Lu (@JohnLuTSNMtl) September 15, 2018