While selling T-shirts at the Cleveland Browns home preseason game this past weekend, a vendor shocked the sports world with his message on the shirts.
“B*tch give me a massage!”
— BlitzburghUSAVideos (@sdextrasmedia) August 21, 2022
The shirt went viral and caused a stir in the social media world, with fans having a lot to say about this despicable attempt at a bad joke, of course, alluding to QB Deshaun Watson and the various reactions to his recently-settled sexual misconduct drama.
Fans React To T-Shirt Gate
One fan wrote ….
“Somebody ought to whoop his ass.”
Another fan wrote ….
Another fan asked, “have the people of Cleveland lost it?”
The Cleveland Browns traded for and signed quarterback Deshaun Watson to a fully guaranteed deal of five-years, $230 million, knowing good and well he was set to be suspended at some point this summer. After hearing both sides over a few days, arbitrator Judge Sue Robinson came to the conclusion that Watson adhered to “non-violent sexual conduct.”
She subsequently suspended the former Clemson Tigers signal-caller six games. The NFL and Commissioner Roger Goodell immediately appealed and an 11-game suspension, plus a $5 million fine was levied. While that decision seemed to go over well with most who aren’t Cleveland Browns fans, one Browns fan took the opportunity to make money, and he took it to a level of disrespect that shows absolutely no class and very little tact, if any.
The Browns will have to survive for 11 weeks with either journeyman Jacoby Brissett or Josh Dobbs under center. But they do have a great running game with Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt. And a strong, stout defense led by Myles Garrett and Denzel Ward.
Maybe this fan should be banned from selling his material outside the stadium if he’s going to do insensitive things that stir up negative sentiment.
Deshaun Watson statement: pic.twitter.com/n54aGsYRiy
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 18, 2022
Watson Apologizes To Alleged Victims
After months of claiming his innocence, Watson decided to apologize to the alleged victims and anyone affected by the situation. In an interview with the Browns broadcast team prior to his first game in 586 days, Watson issued an apology.
“I want to truly say that I am truly sorry to all the women…”
Commissioner Goodell released a statement showing his approval of Watson’s apology.
“Deshaun has committed to doing the hard work on himself that is necessary for his return to the NFL.
Deshaun Watson: 11 games, $5 million fine – 24 sexual misconduct lawsuits.
Ridley: Indefinite – Bet for his team to win
Burfict: 12 games – Targeting
Hopkins: 6 games – PED
Martavis: Indefinite – Weed
Josh Gordon: 76 games – Weed
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) August 18, 2022
Now Watson must go away from the Browns until Oct. 10, when he’s eligible to participate in limited team activities. He’s eligible to return to the field on Nov. 14 to begin practicing nearly three weeks before he’s eligible to play in a game on Dec. 4 at his former team the Houston Texans.