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If the Cleveland Browns’ 33-29 Week 1 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs – which continued the franchise’s unbeaten opening streak dating back to 2004 – wasn’t painful enough, the team was just pulled on Twitter with a well-played (and stone-cold) jersey query.
On Sunday, the Browns took it to defending AFC champion Chiefs in three-quarters. So in the fourth they had a meltdown. Their AFC North archivists, the Pittsburgh Steelers, had no such issues while making light work of the bills in a 23-16 victory in Buffalo.
The story of Two Weeks 1 left Cleveland receptive to some trolling of the first order – a vulnerability that avid Pittsburgh fan Brian Campbell did not hesitate to reveal:
– Brian Campbell (@ BrianCampbell1_) September 12, 2021
Not sure what’s more impressive, Campbell’s perfectly executed troll job, or that you can apparently get a free Browns jersey simply by asking nicely on social media.
While some participate in the activity of trolling with the intended result of tearing others down from their parents’ basement, we will record this particular incident under the much healthier (and wiser) category “I’m going to take a shot at my team’s arch-rival. “
“I have not trolled anyone before; the credit must really be given to all my college teammates at West Liberty University, with whom I played baseball, who is from the state of Ohio. We quarrel all the time about sports, so it started out as a joke for to mess with them and go viral, “Campbell told ESPN.
Probably smart the Browns got that block off the road early in the season. Who knows what would have been waiting ahead of the showdown in Pittsburgh-Cleveland week 8 on October 31st.