Chris Evans has been trending on Twitter, but he’s not who fans think he is. Whenever most people hear the name Evans, the first thing that comes to mind is Captain America or Steve Rogers. The actor has played that role for the Marvel franchise since 2010. He first played the hero role in Captain America: The First Avenger. Since then, Evans has become synonymous with the film series.
However, the person who is trending on Twitter is not the actor, but someone else who has confused his fans. Many people have been surprised that there is an American footballer with the same name.
Chris Evans is also the name of the American football player who is a running back for the Cincinnati Bengals. The confusion started after the Bengals played the Miami Dolphins, prompting many NFL fans to tweet about the soccer player Evans. This puzzled Marvel fans who know Chris as Cap.
Watch the Cincinnati Bengals game, featuring footballer Chris Evans, here:
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See on CBS pic.twitter.com/2xJMT25uqT
– Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) August 29, 2021
Following this video, the sheer confusion of Marvel fans manifested itself through other tweets. A lot of people used this as an opportunity to tweet about Chris Evans, the actor, as well.
These are some of those tweets:
Chris Evans is trending, so it’s a good time to bring back his interview about drunk urine on the red carpet of Avengers Age of Ultron 🐐 pic.twitter.com/0MIb6i2twN
– Grawdy (@agrawdy) August 29, 2021
Checking out why Chris Evans tends to do it only to find out it’s about soccer. pic.twitter.com/kFjjXbKYB0
– Kate Mora (@ jedikat71) August 29, 2021
Ok so chris evans football is trending, but here’s my favorite chris evans pic.twitter.com/L38vBjxwF5
– ash | i miss you chadwick (@casbcky) August 29, 2021
I don’t know why Chris Evans is trending, but I won’t pass up the opportunity to post a photo of him. pic.twitter.com/9PSyEDYklE
– Golden Girls Obsession (@GoldenObsession) August 29, 2021
Some people even took this as an opportunity to check on Chris Evans, to see if he’s “alive and breathing” and to make sure he’s not “canceled.”
I make sure Chris Evans is still alive and breathing after seeing him trending. pic.twitter.com/CflIqnouG0
– Marina (@ MLHRx15) August 29, 2021
I hook up on Twitter to make sure Chris Evans is not canceled: pic.twitter.com/EgQZgFSPYn
– In my mind (@MeAloneInMyMind) August 29, 2021
While one fan, who doesn’t know why it’s trending, tweeted, “I still don’t know why Chris Evans is trending, but I’m not mad at all the photos,” as well as sharing a photo of the actor.
Although it was not actor Chris Evans, his fans were able to share and see several photos of him also as a trend. Meanwhile, NFL fans were also able to enjoy the fun confusion.
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