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Ben Tate challenges name-calling fan on Twitter to say it to his face

Ben TateBen Tate was frustrated after the Houston Texans lost 28-23 at home to the Oakland Raiders on Sunday, and he took some of his frustration out on fans over Twitter.

First he took a passive-aggressive shot at Texans fans for booing the team at home:

Then he responded to a cursing fan by challenging the person to call him those names to his face:

The foul-mouthed tweet from the fan was a response to Tate fumbling on the team’s final possession, which resulted in a turnover on downs. Though Tate recovered his fumble at the two, he said after the game he thought he could have scored a go-ahead touchdown if he didn’t fumble.

Prior to the game, Tate actually had a really positive attitude:

It will be tough for him to keep that up with the team now 2-8.

But let this be a reminder to fans: if you curse out athletes over Twitter, watch out, because this is a time when athletes are retaliating!



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