Satire: ‘Fingerprints On Lombardi Trophy To Be Used In Dozens Of Criminal Investigations’

February 1, 2015 Updated: July 18, 2015

A post titled, “Fingerprints On Lombardi Trophy To Be Used In Dozens Of Criminal Investigations,” is nothing more than satire.

Noted satirical website The Onion posted a photo with the headline, seemingly making fun of the NFL’s reputation of having players who get in trouble with the law.

But despite it being The Onion, the website’s Facebook page was inundated with comments from people who apparently believed it.

“And another biased, racist statement that people will like and feed off of,” one person wrote.

The Onion has a disclaimer, saying it’s satirical.

The Onion is a satirical weekly publication published 52 times a year on Thursdays. The Onion is published by Onion, Inc. The contents of this material are © Copyright 2010 by Onion, Inc. and may not be reprinted or re-transmitted in whole or in part without the express written consent of the publisher. The Onion is not intended for readers under 18 years of age,” it reads.

The Onion uses invented names in all its stories, except in cases where public figures are being satirized. Any other use of real names is accidental and coincidental.”