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Saints head coach Sean Payton trolled Vikings fans on Sunday moments before the Minnesota Miracle

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Sunday's divisional game between the Minnesota Vikings and New Orleans Saints had one of the craziest post-season endings in recent history. 

The game came down to a last-second touchdown from Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs, a play that became instantly known as the "Minnesota Miracle".  

With the score 24-23 to the Saints with 25 seconds to go, the hosts had possession to start one final drive from their own 25 at U.S. Bank Stadium. 

After a false start penalty, quarterback Case Keenum was able to find Diggs for a 19-yard reception, taking the Vikings to their 39 with only seconds left. 

Things were looking bleak as two incomplete passes made it third and 10, with 10 seconds on the clock. 

But Keenum threw one last pass to Diggs, who was on the sideline, covered by a number of Saints defenders. 

All they had to do was stop him, either in play or out and the game was over. But rookie safety Marcus Williams missed his tackle. 

In doing so, he also wiped out a teammate, leaving Diggs with an open field. He ran 61 yards into the end zone as the clock hit zero, making it 29-24 to the Vikings. 

Divisional Round - New Orleans Saints v Minnesota Vikings

Cue pandemonium in the stands. Vikings players, coaches and staff all mobbed Diggs in wild celebrations, pushing him out of the end zone and down one of the stadium tunnels and off the field.   

While that was happening, the home fans began another one of their Skol clap chants, something Vikings fans have been doing ever since moving to their new home. 

They had been inspired by Iceland's national football team, who caught attention by doing the chant during Euro 2016 but have adopted it as their own. 


But it wasn't just the fans who were doing the Skol clap on Sunday. With 25 seconds left in the fourth quarter, before the "Minnesota Miracle" happened, Saints coach Sean Payton decided to troll Vikings supporters. 

He turned around to the fans behind the New Orleans bench and did a clap of his own after the Saints took the lead with 25 seconds left. 

A number of pictures have surfaced on Twitter, catching the moment Payton mocked the home fans. 

Unfortunately for the Saints head coach, he couldn't have ever expected what went on to happen in the final seconds of Sunday's game. 

Instead, he's left rather red-faced and it's hard to imagine what was going through his mind when he saw Diggs running into the end zone to send the Vikings into the NFC championship game.     

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