The Minnesota Vikings celebrated “Family Day” at training camp Saturday, and for some reason, Adrian Peterson was prominently featured.
Peterson, you might recall, missed just about the entire 2015 season after he was indicted on on charges of reckless or negligent injury to a child last September. The Vikings running back was accused of hitting his 4-year-old son with a switch as a way of discipline.
Peterson eventually agreed to a plea bargain, which reduced his charges to a single charge of reckless assault.
But still, when many people think of Peterson, it’s unlikely “family man” is the first thing that comes to mind. Fast-forward to Saturday, though, where the Vikings celebrated Family Day. As part of that celebration, the Vikes tweeted this photo of Peterson kissing one of his sons at Vikings practice.
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As you might imagine, the Vikings came under fire for their photo choice, as there were plenty of Twitter users criticizing the move. The photo also was shared on Facebook, where it got plenty of support from Vikings fans.
It’s probably worth noting that both the tweet and Facebook post were posted at 12:25 a.m. ET on Sunday morning, which isn’t exactly prime time for social media.
H/t to Deadspin