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Viral Joe Kelly-Astros Instagram post is fake

Joe Kelly had nothing to do with a popular Instagram post, despite going viral on Wednesday.

The photoshopped image shows the Dodgers three-baby relief pitcher with the heads of Astros stars Carlos Correa, Jose Altuve and Alex Bregman.

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Check out the intense caption:

“Hey guys, with the suspension I received from the @mlb for my actions on Tuesday, I want to apologize … UNTIL NO ONE! HIDE THE ASTROS IN THEIR DUGOUTS BECAUSE I’M IMPOSED. Just wait until I’m free. ‘

The account that posted the photo is @ joe.kelly17, which many thought was Kelly’s real account. It’s actually a fan-run account and doesn’t represent Kelly.

Here’s the original image shared by Kelly’s wife in June.

Kelly received an eight-game suspension from MLB for throwing a fastball behind Bregman’s head and taunting Correa at Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park in Houston, presumably in retaliation for the Astros’ illegal sign-stealing during the 2017 season that ended with them beating the Dodgers in the World Series. However, Kelly was not a member of that Dodgers team.

The interaction caused the banks to stare between the two teams.

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