The Sport Effect

No, that wasn’t ex-NFLer Bruce Campbell getting his ass kicked in Walmart

Twitter missing its collective mind on Sunday night when a video of a guy that was purported to be former NFL offensive lineman Bruce Campbell having pummeled in a Walmart went viral.

Turns out, it wasn’t Bruce Campbell at all – though that doesn’t make the video any less insane.

In the video, the guy – who, yet again, is not Campbell – is unmasked, gesturing towards a person at the rear of the counter and yelling “do one thing, motherf–ker!”

Then, a guy – smaller than the dude who began the battle – walks out from at the rear of the counter and squares up with him. The instigator throws the 1st punch, but speedily is overmatched by the guy at the rear of the counter, who knocks him on the ground.

At a single stage, the guy from at the rear of the counter punches him so tricky that his head hits against the self-checkout aisle. He then receives knocked on to the flooring and pummeled a number of occasions in the face.

The Athletic’s Ted Nguyen, on the other hand, blows up the narrative that the former lineman was the a single getting the beating.

“This tweet from a troll account which was joking began this entire thing,” Nguyen tweeted. “If you look at the unique video which he quotation tweeted, there is no reference to Bruce.”

Campbell played 4 NFL seasons as an offensive lineman from 2010 to 2013, two with the Raiders and two with the Carolina Panthers, and was briefly a member of the Jets in 2014 but was minimize ahead of the period began. And yet again, he was not the guy in this video.