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If you are rubbing your eyes, not quite believing that this picture is actually what you think it is, do not doubt your lying eyes: This is indeed a shot of a guy fumigating the Minnesota Vikings locker room.

No word on whether or not that's Fred Smoot's locker ... but that's a pretty good guess, no?


The reason the picture exists, in Real World Truth terms: A fumigation firm is trumping its work helping the "Vikings to be one of the NFL pioneers in protecting their athletes from microbacteria in the locker room and on the practice field." Of course it is.

Honestly, someone from the Vikings' PR department probably should have checked this over, yes? Unless that's actually Brad Childress in the mask. Which we wouldn't rule out.

Proud To Fumigate Vikings [Minneapolis Star-Tribune]