It's a case of mistaken identity, according to Marcus Thomas of the New York Giants. The defensive tackle went on a Twitter rant Tuesday after finding out that the photo of him on the just-released Madden '13 video game is still not him.
"the creators of madden needs to b slapped for putting an impostor pic in place of me that's not me for the last time I don't look like that," Thomas angrily tweeted this afternoon. "I been in the nfl going on 6years and y'all still have another man's face for my pic on madden i hate y'all hate is very strong but i do," he raged.
According to the video game website Kotaku, the player pictured is also Marcus Thomas — a running back who hasn't played in the NFL in three years. That's what has the Giants' Thomas in a snit.
The defensive tackle Thomas just signed with the Giants this offseason after playing for the Denver Broncos for five seasons — one of the five teams the running back Thomas once played for between 2008-'09.
The Giants DT joked about the mixup and tweeted that he hopes the game's namesake can help clear up the photo snafu.
"Madden is disrespectful practice your craft and make it realistic I'm in newyork now help me please someone call madden and tell him lol," Thomas wrote.
Thomas later claimed he got a response and tweeted about it:
"mr madden has slapped and gave me a pacifier and told me to make the team before I start demanding requests lol"