Cody Parkey may be the most hated man in Chicago as of Monday morning, but that’s certainly not the case in Philadelphia.
The Bears kicker’s infamous double-doink sent the Eagles to the divisional round of the playoffs and prompted a number of Philadelphia fans to compensate him for their 16-15 victory Sunday at Soldier Field.
My brother sent Cody Parkey a payment on Venmo to thank him for missing the field goal. #Eagles pic.twitter.com/yYiscY1aTI
— Zack Rosenblatt (@ZackBlatt) January 7, 2019
Feel for Cody Parkey, but the fact that Eagles fans are blowing up his Venmo or someone blessed with the same name is absolutely wild pic.twitter.com/jn3EQZd3Kl
— Drew Casey (@Drew__Casey) January 7, 2019
Eagles fans are ruthless Venmo Cody Parkey #PHIvsCHI #FLyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/9eTzadHVsO
— Mac (@MacPicks67) January 7, 2019
The outpouring generosity raised the question of how many Cody Parkey’s are actually out there, so some Venmo users looked to take advantage of jubilant Eagles fans by creating fake accounts with the same name to earn a few bucks.
Random Eagles fans all started Venmo’ing Cody Parkey money for the missed FG so a ton of people created fake Cody Parkey Venmo accounts trying to get paid by random Eagles fans. pic.twitter.com/ohTvRZsYtd
— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) January 7, 2019
With 10 seconds left in the game, Parkey’s 43-yard attempt hit the left upright and then the crossbar before bouncing away, leaving even the Eagles and their following speechless.
“I feel terrible,” Parkey said after the game. “There’s really no answer to it. I thought I hit a good ball.”
His first attempt was good with room to spare, but Eagles coach Doug Pederson called a timeout before the snap. Then Eagles lineman Treyvon Hester got his hands on the ball on the second attempt.
“It’s one of the worst feelings in the world to let your team down,” Parkey said. “I feel terrible. Continue to put things into perspective, continue to just put my best foot forward and just sleep at night knowing that I did everything in my power this week to make that kick and for whatever reason it hit the crossbar and the upright.”
The Eagles will next face the Drew Brees-led Saints in New Orleans at 4:40 p.m. ET Sunday.