To no one's surprise, Antonio Brown was offended by something that someone told him online and, instead of reveling in his victory in a power struggle against his former employer, he reminded everyone that he is not upset by the circumstances that precipitated His departure. and how happy and not at all resentful is at this moment. It all started shortly after Brown tweeted the following:
Keep your emotions off the internet
– Antonio Brown (@ AB84) April 7, 2019
So, you know, that's already a really stupid thing to say on the Internet, especially if you're a public figure and especially especially if you have spent most of the three months shamelessly taking advantage of your online emotions specifically to achieve the desired end. The natural corollary of publishing something like "Keep your emotions off the internet" on the internet is the immediate concession of a dense and voluminous compendium of brutal demolitions, and, in this sense, the internet did not disappoint. Among the most important applause was Pittsburgh's own Bill Crawford, who responded to Brown's original tweet with "And his furniture in his apartment," which refers to a pending lawsuit filed against Brown after he allegedly threw a pile of furniture from his penthouse in Florida last year. Brown, who just moments before encouraged his followers to refrain from being too emotional online, responded:
Shortly after, another user posted the following graphic:
It is at this point that even a Twitter neophyte (or any rational person) could, correctly! Conclude that the only appropriate recourse is to say nothing. Antonio Brown, as has become evident recently, is not only do not a rational person, but a bitter and despicable hole, so he answered:
Excitement: the boy lost all the post season in the biggest game of the year! Everyone went blind to be busy making the famous guys not realistic enough these days! by the way, check the list https://t.co/2SWWT8k0jx
– Antonio Brown (@ AB84) April 7, 2019
Smith-Schuster, who throughout Brown's consequences with the Steelers refrained from any explicit or implicit public denigration against Brown, became aware of this and did the exact opposite of what any 22-year-old would do with a credit account. Twitter: he did not. emit aspersions, but instead, he provided a reflective response that aptly conveyed his deep sadness at Brown's rancor.. Brown, in response to this, posted a screenshot on Instagram of a direct message that Smith-Schuster sent him in 2015 to, uhh, [checks notes] Own and infantilise Smith-Schuster? I do not know, you will be the judge:
(You'll notice that I did not link the actual Instagram post, this is because Brown, in a cowardly attack, eliminated it).
The publication of this screenshot clearly did not have the desired effect, unless, of course, its objective was to describe Smith-Schuster as a humble and respectful professional, reaffirming the suspicions that JuJu Smith-Schuster is, in fact, , a nice and affable young man. The man, in which case, by God, had great success.
Partner. Listen, it's one thing to make direct shots of Ben Roethlisberger, a figure that many Steelers fans only reluctantly support, and his "property mentality," but quite another to drag a player who is universally adored. (There is also the fact that, after his lateness of the game against the Saints, Smith-Schuster showed an intense and genuine repentance, also note that Smith-Schuster was responsible for a multitude of heroic feats: his performance the fourth quarter, Jacksonsville comes to mind: during the regular season, all of which should overshadow that error.)
This last excursion, in what has been a grueling multi-month tour, occurred specifically because Brown, a 31-year-old adult, used his online platform to post vague information (and stolen) Nonsense for the express purpose of enlightening his followers. Of course, this is not the first time Brown calls Smith-Schuster; Brown sub-licensed Smith-Schuster several weeks later. Smith-Schuster went public in support of Big Ben's leadership-But it is the first time that he recognizes his former contemporary directly.
This is not a particularly novel bit of intelligence, but Antonio Brown sucks. He rules completely as a catcher, so it's a bit stupid that his deserved by ramming the Steelers off was an exchange to his preferred destination. Y a completely new contract, one that makes him the highest paid receiver in the NFL. I really believed that Brown's problems with the Steelers were largely rooted in the dynamics of the organization, in particular the perception of the dichotomy between Big Ben and the rest of the list and that any broken ties caused by his retirement could be attributed to him. to collateral damage, but it is now clear that Brown was also outraged by Smith-Schuster's rise from a promising teammate to a legitimate fan favorite (it probably did not help that Roethlisberger, after a loss to Denver, publicly denounced to Brown while at the same time supporting Smith-Schuster).
It is also evident that, in addition to securing a new contract, Brown wanted to be the main product of the offensive. He debatably I was this for the Steelers last season (his 15 touchdowns led the NFL, and he was attacked 168 times, two more than Smith-Schuster, despite playing in only 15 games), but a superficial mental inventory on his part probably revealed that those of Smith-Schuster The use could have surpbaded his as soon as the next season. I do not know how productive Antonio Brown will be in 2019, but since the Raiders lack a useful ground attack, their reception bodies include Brown, Tyrell Williams and tumbleweed, and Brown averages somewhere in the neighborhood 170 targets per season in the past six years, Brown should have many opportunities to eat. Perhaps Brown should keep these details in mind and, instead of behaving like a smug teenager online, follow his own advice.