Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall is back active on Twitter again, and following the 26-23 Thursday night loss to the Tennessee Titans, the running back chastised some angry fans on the social media platform.
Mendenhall tweeted on Friday, "Seriously, if you\'re gonna talk trash about your team and everyone on it, don\'t call yourself a fan. A fan is a supporter..."
Seriously, if you're gonna talk trash about your team and everyone on it, don't call yourself a fan. A fan is a supporter...
— Rashard Mendenhall (@R_Mendenhall) October 12, 2012
Well, that tweet certainly won\'t help things out and Mendenhall of all people should know that by now. The best remedy to the problem is to just block those people on Twitter instead of dignifying them with a response.
Mendenhall says that a fan is a supporter, but unfortunately some fans are only supporters when their team wins. Now there is nothing wrong with being critical of a team. Besides, that is what makes the internet so damn good and sometimes so damn bad.
Educated criticism is the best, but unfortunately there is not a lot of it as most fans and media really do not understand the X\'s and O\'s of the game. That\'s not me taking a shot, it is the truth. You should see some of the reactionary tweets I get. Ok, maybe it is a shot.
Back to Mendenhall. The team and the fans are very frustrated right now, especially after the loss Thursday night. I bet cornerback Ike Taylor is wearing out his block button today.
If Mendenhall is going to be on Twitter he should expect that not everyone is going to be open minded and think everything through like he suggested in a recent blog post. People love to point a finger and place blame at every little thing in life, especially when it comes to their favorite team losing. Face it, people love to bitch and moan, even when their team wins.
Here is a tip, Rashard, the block button is your friend.