Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson missed most of Sunday's 29-26 loss to the Baltimore Ravens because of an injury, but that did not prevent him from ripping officials and the Ravens fans.
Peterson vented his displeasure on Twitter, writing, "Wow talking about bad officiating & the worst fan base I've ever experience! They threw snow balls the entire 4q like lil kids. Smh"
Later, Peterson said via KFAN, "It's frustrating for us. We come in and we fight so hard, to have to beat a team and the officials, it doesn't make any sense. ... And then to top it off you have the fans who are acting like kids and just throwing snowballs the end of the third quarter and the entire fourth quarter. It's like, it was ridiculous. It doesn't make sense."
Peterson was critical of a pass interference call on Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway and what was ruled a fumble by Vikings running back Toby Gerhart.
Peterson was carted off the field with a sprained foot in the second quarter.
Peterson got hurt during a sideline tackle by Ravens rookie linebacker Arthur Brown and was ruled out for the remainder of the game. He’ll undergo a magnetic resonance imaging exam Monday morning, according to Vikings coach Leslie Frazier.
"Adrian Peterson, I wish him a speedy recovery," Ravens running back Ray Rice said. "I’m not sure the extent of the injury, but he is somebody I look to for inspiration."
Peterson, the NFL's leading rusher coming into Sunday with 1,208 yards and 10 touchdown runs, was limited to 13 yards on seven carries, a 1.9 average per run, with a long run of 4 yards.
With Peterson sidelined, Toby Gerhart took over as the primary running back for the Vikings.
Wow talking about bad officiating & the worst fan base I've ever experience! They threw snow balls the entire 4q like lil kids. Smh— Adrian Peterson (@AdrianPeterson) December 8, 2013
So You just enjoying the game & the next thing you know ur hit in the face with a ball of ice correction not snowballs ICE BALLS.— Adrian Peterson (@AdrianPeterson) December 9, 2013