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Fletcher Cox is certainly excited to play in the Super Bowl for the first time. But incredibly, the Eagles defensive tackle claims that he’s never actually watched the big game.

A quick look into Cox’s Twitter page determined that to be false.

The popular Twitter feed Freezing Cold Takes, run by Fred Segal of FreezingColdTakes.com, exposed Cox’s claim with a handful of screenshots from past tweets.

They show that Cox was clearly watching the Patriots and Giants during Super Bowl XLVI, and was almost certainly watching Super Bowl XLIX at the moment of Malcolm Butler’s interception.

Derek Barnett and Fletcher Cox of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrate a play against the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Championship Game on Jan. 21, 2018. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Derek Barnett (L) and Fletcher Cox of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrate a play against the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Championship Game on Jan. 21, 2018. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

“I Don’t Watch Sports”

Cox said in his press conference that he doesn’t watch football, or any sports for that matter. Apparently he tells that to the local media all the time, so that part is easy to believe. But he obviously tuned in for at least a minute to watch these two Patriots Super Bowls.

What else could he have been tweeting “Wow wow wow” about at 10 p.m. on Feb. 1, 2015, a.k.a. the exact moment Malcolm Butler picked off Russell Wilson at the goal line?

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Anyway, that’s just a funny catch for Freezing Cold Takes. No lie is safe on the internet, however small it may be. And it probably doesn’t matter all that much that Cox, a second team All-Pro, doesn’t straight-up watch football. The Patriots’ James Harrison recently made the same claim and he had a pretty good game in Super Bowl XLIII for the Steelers.

But hopefully, Cox is watching the actual film to prepare for the Patriots in Super Bowl LII. The Pats are certainly going to need to do a lot to prepare for him.

— By Matt Dolloff, 985TheSportsHub.com

Matt Dolloff is a digital producer for 985TheSportsHub.com. Any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of 98.5 The Sports Hub, Beasley Media Group, or any subsidiaries. Have a news tip, question, or comment for Matt? Follow him on Twitter @mattdolloff or email him at matthew.dolloff@bbgi.com.