Jabar Gaffney to Fan on Twitter: Get a Life or Kill Yourself
Twitter is always a fun social medium to follow on NFL Sundays, but this past Sunday was particularly entertaining for whatever reason. As we showed you earlier, Jags kicker Josh Scobee had some interesting comments about DeSean Jackson during the night game. It turns out those weren’t the only fightin’ words tweeted out on Sunday.
After the Redskins lost in overtime to the Cowboys and fell to 3-7, Washington receiver Jabar Gaffney was understandably upset. As we all know, fans will be fans no matter what the situation. According to the Washington Times, one decided to tweet at Gaffney saying, “lmao 3-9.” Gaffney’s response — which has since been deleted — was regrettable.
“We 3-7 you dumb (expletive),” Gaffney wrote. “3-7 ain’t a record to be proud of I’m just proud I ain’t you get a life or kill urself.”
Not exactly the exactly the most Goodell-friendly response he could have come up with for the heckling fan. Naturally, Gaffney realized he went a bit overboard so he tried to clarify with yet another tweet: “I don’t want the man to really kill himself it was just a way of saying (expletive) off or leave me alone to all you lames keep up or don’t follow.”
Sometimes fans go overboard and it’s hard for players to keep their emotions in check, but there’s really no excuse for Gaffney to react that strongly to someone writing, “lmao 3-9.” If he can’t handle fans saying things that are that simple to him after his team loses, he should probably consider deleting his Twitter account.
Helmet bash to CBSSports.com’s Eye on Football blog for the story.