Steelers Nation reacts to Antonio Brown requesting a trade

Earlier today, Antonio Brown tweeted a thank you to Steelers fans and implied he was leaving the team, despite being under contract and the Steelers having made no progress in trade talks. Later, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that AB had officially requested a trade.

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Those who are fans of the other 31 NFL franchises immediately began to tweet at AB and beg him to come to their team (which again, is not his decision), while Steelers fans simply can’t wait to ship out a future Hall of Famer for probably a 6th round pick.

Let’s check in on Steelers Nation.

Get ready to watch people burn things that they spent money on! That’ll show AB! (The use of Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know” is a tad dramatic.)

Warning: The following video contains profanity and several inaccuracies.

Fans without Antonio Brown jerseys began to feel left out…

I know there are plenty of reasons why Steelers fans are upset with and/or hating on AB, but I couldn’t help but think of this Seinfeld bit as I watched people burn jerseys.

When things are down in Steelers nation, you can always count on the lowest of the low being racist AF. See the response below from @whattaschmuck

I do appreciate this reference to college football’s transfer portal…I just like the term “transfer portal”

I appreciate Jeff’s tweet–straightforward and concise

Who is Cirdell Stewart and when did he play for the Steelers?

The first hashtag on this one…

I’m with Cliff.

YESSS! A Steelers fan who recognizes how dumb it is to burn your own property!

Going to end this one on a high note. Tune in tomorrow for installment #142 of the epic saga “Antonio Brown and the Pittsburgh Steelers”!


Well, Antonio Brown has apparently moved on; have the Steelers?

Through nine seasons and what has felt like an eternity since Week 17, Antonio Brown declared in a tweet posted on Tuesday that it’s “time to move on and forward.”

This is not a shock to anyone.

Whether the Pittsburgh Steelers agree with Brown has yet to be seen. The franchise – through team President Art Rooney II – has stated that it will not release Brown, but there are other options on the table to send the receiver out of Pittsburgh.

That being said, if watching the team’s struggles against Cincinnati in Week 17 when Brown was sat for missing a Saturday walkthrough is a harbinger of things to come in a Brown-free offense, this breakup will certainly hurt the Steelers in the short-term future.

What the future holds for Brown cannot be forecasted until he’s in another team’s laundry.