Raiders Fan Burns Russell Jersey
I know, I’ve been taking a lot of shots at JaMarcus Russell lately. It’s not his fault the Raiders were stupid enough to take him with their first overall pick when LBS knew they shouldn’t. And yes, I spent a good chunk of my efforts yesterday breaking down why Russell doesn’t stand a chance of starting for an NFL team any time in the near future — or ever. But I just came across a video that is pretty funny and I had to share it — especially in lieu of one of JaMarcus’ ex-coaches calling him a “binge eater”. Out of all the reasons to complain about Russell, the guy in this video clearly takes the most issue with his weight, which I thought was hilarious. Also, if I’m not mistaking, the number and letters on this jersey are stitched, meaning it was probably relatively expensive so this guy must absolutely despise the ex-Raider.
Jersey burning has been a go-to move for fans in the past when players leave, or they are generally unhappy with them. Packers fans torched Favre’s jersey after he signed with the division rival Vikings, but that was for a much different reason. Fans were unhappy that the greatest Packer in history left Green Bay to sign with arguably their most hated rival — not angry at him because he wasted their time like Russell’s jersey burners. Here’s the video of a Raiders fan burning JaMarcus Russell’s jersey, courtesy of You Been Blinded via Sports by Brooks.