Michael Blackson says Eli Apple is ruthless with the Twitter fingers … telling TMZ Sports he’s not one bit surprised about his nephew’s trash-talking antics — ’cause it “runs in the family!!”
Apple made headlines throughout the playoffs for speaking his mind on social media … going after opposing teams and gloating each time the Bengals came out victorious.
The actor-comedian told us he was cheering on his kin against the Kansas City Chiefs on championship Sunday … but admits if he were Eli, he would have waited until after he won a Super Bowl ring to get at his contemporaries.
“I was rooting for him,” Blackson said. “I always believe in talking smack once you get that ring. Once you get that ring, then you can talk smack.”
Michael said despite what some people say about Eli, there are a lot of cornerbacks who want to be in his position — playing in back-to-back AFC title games and the SB last season.
Michael also told us his thoughts on the big game — he says the first-ever Super Bowl between two black quarterbacks, Patrick Mahomes, and Jalen Hurts, “means a lot.”
“Finally, Black quarterbacks are getting recognized,” Blackson said. “At one point, nobody thought running quarterbacks would make it to the Super Bowl.”
MB expects the game to be a high-scoring affair … and predicts the Eagles will defeat the Chiefs, 28-24, but says you can never count out Mahomes.
“Patrick Mahomes is a kid that never goes down,” Blackson said. “This guy finds ways to stay in the game and finds ways to win the game. We have to contain him. He runs all over the place.”
“That’s why he got $400,000,000 dollars.”
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