Field Yates tossed a log on the fire and drenched the remaining flames in lighter fluid Thursday when he broke news on Twitter that Seattle signed former Vikings kicker Blair Walsh.

One of Yates' 207,000 followers reacted with just one word, “No.” Much of the other reaction on social media was not as restrained.

Max Gross tweeted “my instant reaction,” with the well-circulated Michael Scott GIF yelling “No! God, please no! No! No! Nooooooo!”

Jeff Simmons inserted humor to his response, tweeting “they owe him after that playoff game.”

Walsh missed the potential game-winning field goal in the final seconds of the NFC wild-card game against Seattle during the 2015-2016 season. Seattle won the game 10-9 and more than a year later, Vikings and Seahawks fans are still lighting up the internet with strong reaction to the missed 27-yard field goal attempt.

Thursday’s news gave football fans another reason to vent and even show some grace to the former Vikings kicker.

The Twitter account “Life of a Vikings Fan” wrote, “Blair Walsh planned this all along.” Minutes later, the account added, “I’m willing to bet, Blair Walsh will do great with the Seattle Seahawks.”

Nick Schmitz tweeted, “Blair Walsh signs with the Seahawks? Pretty sure that’s the definition of ironic.”

Minnesota sports fan Dan Veesenmeyer wrote, “Lol…Former MN VIKINGS kicker Blair Walsh signs with Seattle. There goes your [2017-2018] playoffs hopes Seahawks fans. You’re welcome.”

Seattle sports fan "Soon" tweeted, “I don’t care what people say, Walsh is a top 2 kicker this league. Good get.”

Here are some of the highlights from the conversation:
 

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