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The Shea Patterson "Tweet" That's Going Viral Is Probably Fake

A closeup of Michigan QB Shea Patterson throwing a pass.

ATLANTA, GEORGIA - DECEMBER 29: Shea Patterson #2 of the Michigan Wolverines looks pass against the Florida Gators in the first quarter during the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

A "deleted tweet" from the account of Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson is going viral on social media, with fans of Ohio State eating up. Unfortunately, (or, for Patterson and Michigan fans, fortunately) the tweet is almost surely fake.

The tweet was "discovered" by an account called College Football Quotes.

A graphic was made up for the "tweet" and posted at 5:10 p.m. E.T.

It's been retweeted more than 1,000 times.

The tweet isn't real, though. At least, we don't believe it's real. This account has made up quotes before as "jokes," most notably a "quote" from Oregon head coach Mario Cristobal. The quote, a shot at Auburn, went viral on social media, with sites writing it up as bulletin board material. However, the account went on to admit that it was all made up:

We believe that's what is happening again with this "tweet" from Patterson. The account, College Football Quotes, is the only source for the tweet. Even if the tweet was quickly deleted, you would think someone else would've screen-shotted it. Patterson has more than 50,000 followers.

So, you've been warned. If you see any viral quotes/graphics from the College Football Quotes account, think twice before sharing it.