The Pittsburgh Steelers All-Pro wide receiver, Antonio Brown, has stirred the drama-pot this off-season. Whether it’s missing a Week 17 all-or-nothing game, fighting with the franchise quarterback, ignoring teammates and the owner of the organization, or even appearing on James Harrison’s Instagram for some ‘all inclusive’ interview, Brown has done it all.
The Steelers fan base has been pretty forgiving and supportive of Brown since he’s been with the Steelers. The 2010 draft pick has also made some moves to disassociate himself with the franchise. Brown unfollowed the Steelers official Twitter account and also removed any affiliation of Pittsburgh from his social media biographies.
After fans got sick of the waiting and Brown didn’t seem like he was in a hurry to post any ‘real’ interview, it seemed as if he lost the support of a lot of fans. He lost the Pro-Bowl votes of many sports analysts and has the league asking the question, “what’s his next move?”
Brown has a record of posting cryptic social media posts but his newest one oddly enough thanks Steelers fans for their support.
One thing I understand about this fan base and that I'll never forget and always appreciate is your passion. Know that it's all love this way and I am forever thankful for #steelernation ! 🙏🏾 (this is not a goodbye, just a thank u) pic.twitter.com/5mCg5pRjXL
— AB (@AB84) January 20, 2019
He noticeably notes on the post that this is not a ‘goodbye’ post, but just a thank you. Not many people bought that, but taking his word for it is what Steeler nation can do with that. Not to take anything away from Brown, he is arguably the best wide receiver in the league, but you can only take so much drama before the team is through with you.
So what do you think? Does Pittsburgh move on from Brown and continue to build and grow? Or does Brown and the Steelers organization get over their differences and focus on next season together?
Tell us what you think in the comments.