Jaguars Fans Use Plane To Troll Jets' Darnold: Gardner Minshew 'Ain’t Afraid Of No Ghost'

Alec Gearty
October 27, 2019 - 1:04 pm

The Jacksonville Jaguars' faithful took their trash-talking ability to an entirely different level.

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Prior to the Jaguars’ 29-15 win over the Jets, a plane overflew TIAA Bank Field Sunday afternoon seemingly taking a shot at Jets’ quarterback Sam Darnold.

“Gardner Minshew ain’t afraid of no ghost! #Duuuval,” read the message displayed across the sky.

The stunt was a response to Darnold’s, now infamous, comment he made during the Jets’ 33-0 loss to New England on Oct. 21.

Darnold threw four interceptions en route to a career-worst performance against the Patriots as the Jets fell to 1-5. ESPN broadcasted a moment where Darnold sat on the bench and said he was seeing “ghosts.”

The decision to air the Jets’ quarterback during the situation came under scrutiny from head coach Adam Gase and running back Le’Veon Bell.

Bell critiqued how the NFL “did Sam dirty” and argued there’s “not one player in the NFL who’s cool with having every sideline (conversation) broadcasted” on television.

Some of Jacksonville's defensive players came across Darnold's now viral conversation. Jaguars cornerback D.J. Hayden made light of the ghost comments leading up to the Week 8 matchup, where the Jaguars try for their second straight win. 

"If he's seeing ghosts," Hayden told reporters. "I hope he sees ghosts when he comes to Duval. I could use a couple of picks."

The Jaguars' mascot, Jaxon de Ville, even got in on the trolling at Darnold's expense.