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Bills’ Damar Hamlin responds to Twitter body double rumours – Toronto Sun

Damar Hamlin of the Buffalo Bills gestures towards the crowd during the third quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at Highmark Stadium on November 13, 2022 in Orchard Park, New York.
Damar Hamlin of the Buffalo Bills gestures towards the crowd during the third quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at Highmark Stadium on November 13, 2022 in Orchard Park, New York. Photo by Isaiah Vazquez /Getty Images

Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin has seemingly responded to wild speculation that a body double represented him at Highmark Stadium on Sunday as his team faced off against the Cincinnati Bengals in an NFL Divisional Round game.

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Hamlin suffered on-field cardiac arrest during the Jan. 2 game between the two teams — a matchup that was ultimately cancelled.

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Continuing his road to recovery, the 24-year-old watched Sunday’s playoff game in a private suite with his family, with footage of him at the stadium shown during the CBS telecast.

Despite this, many took to Twitter to question whether it was actually Hamlin at the game because his face wasn’t shown.

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It sure seems odd that Damar Hamlin won’t show his face,” one person tweeted

One would think that ‘Damar’s’ return to the stadium in any capacity would illicit great smiles, high 5s and jubilation,” another speculated. “Not a single smile, not from any of them. That is not a normal reaction to such a ‘momentous’ happy moment.”

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Will the real Damar Hamlin please stand up!!!” another tweeted.

Hamlin responded to the wild theories with a Twitter post showing him standing next to a mural of himself with his hands making a heart shape gesture.

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“Clone,” he captioned it, adding a ninja emoji.

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The rumours likely started after the Buffalo Bills Twitter account shared a video of Hamlin being escorted in a security vehicle through Highmark Stadium. Hamlin was seen wearing sunglasses and a face mask, with his head covered by a hood.

Another video showed Hamlin in the private suite by a window, standing and clapping — his face also obscured.

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Sunday’s appearance was Hamlin’s first time at a Bills game since being released from a Buffalo hospital on Jan. 11. He previously had a week-long stay at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where he was initially in critical condition and on a ventilator following his on-field collapse.