Tim Benz: Has Antonio Brown changed his mind about Pittsburgh?
Has Antonio Brown changed his mind about wanting to stay in Pittsburgh?
The Steelers wide receiver continues to show that he is not bipolar. He's tripolar. Maybe quadpolar — if that's a thing.
If it isn't yet, it will be as soon as Brown is diagnosed.
Now — after weeks of turning his nose up at the Steelers and pandering to the Packers and 49ers fan bases — Brown is pleading for acceptance from Steelers fans again.
SteelerNation RT if u AB in Pittsburgh— Antonio Brown (@AB84) February 3, 2019
I'm going to assume A.B. meant "SteelerNation RT (retweet) if u WANT AB in Pittsburgh." But perhaps he was too busy grooming his blonde mustache to pay attention to his syntax.
Regardless of his insubordination at the end of the 2018 season, that tweet still got 31,000 retweets and 20,000 likes at the time of this post.
And some of the responses were quite entertaining.
U high?— Will Dzombak (@RealTaylorGang) February 4, 2019
SteelersNation RT if u AB can't speak English— Penguins Jesus (@PenguinsJesus) February 3, 2019
I have no idea what you mean but yes I agree— Riggsy (@t_riggsy) February 3, 2019
Can we have both? Him back as a grown up?— Margie Guyer (@MargieGuyer) February 3, 2019
You should probably start returning calls— Dylan Milesend (@DMilesend) February 3, 2019
And there also were those who are willing to forgive and just straight up want him back.
Please stay in Pittsburgh AB ❤️— Savo (@SavoRPC) February 3, 2019
Whatever you're going through, Steeler Nation is a FAMILY. We deal with adversities together. Come back, and let's win. We need you. The team needs you.— #BurghProud (@ay_taybay) February 3, 2019
I would retweet a million times if I could— Carole (@steelercam) February 3, 2019
Can you RT more than once?— Football Thoughts (@Thoughts2FB) February 3, 2019
STAY IN PITTSBURGH AB!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Business still boomin in the Burgh #CallGod— Nik- #SHALIEVE (@NikkF07) February 3, 2019
Pittsburghers ... we are a fickle people.
Tim Benz is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Tim at firstname.lastname@example.org or via Twitter @TimBenzPGH. All tweets could be reposted. All emails are subject to publication unless specified otherwise.