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A Letter From the Fans to Antonio Brown

By Jacob Jensen
SteelerNation.com

 

We loved you.

 

We supported you for 9 years. We bought your jersey. We bought your autographs, your C.U.E.U.P.U. merchandise. We would fight tooth and nail with OBJ and Julio fans to claim you as the best. We would cheer your name, home or away, till our voices were gone. When Ryan Clark questioned your character and said the money is changing you, we had your back. Through everything, we always had your back.

 

You had the city of Pittsburgh in the palm of your hand. You had an entire fanbase that absolutely loved you. In 2014 during training camp, you posted on Instagram saying that if any fans that couldn’t make it to training camp wanted autographs, that fans could send stuff to you. I was one of those fans. I thought that was so cool of you. You took the time out of your busy NFL schedule to sign what I’m sure was over tens of thousands of autographs, just to give back to the fans. The bond that you had with the city and the fans was unbreakable. We then got to watch you break records and win awards and gain national recognition. We watched you go from one of the best, to the best.

Steelers fans are a special breed. We take this sport, this game, very serious. We live and die with the Steelers. For many of us, watching Steeler games isn’t fun. It’s nerve racking. We are so invested in this team that when we lose our whole week is ruined and when we win we are on cloud 9, so I’m sorry if this is dramatic but we are hurt. And angry. We get that there’s a business side of football, so I kind of understand wanting more money. Going after Ben hurt, but I took it as “Oh, he’s just upset with this season,”. Demanding a trade was (somewhat) forgivable. I was going to still root for your success from afar. But going after Juju for no reason was the straw that broke the camel’s back. That man loves this game as much as we do. All he cares about is winning, and for you to bring up his lowest moment and blame this season on him is unfair and disgusting. Seeing him weeping on the sidelines was heartbreaking enough, and then having it brought back up and thrown in his face by someone that use to be his idol is unforgivable. You have made this city and fan base look like idiots for backing you up. We were blind to what was really happening because all we wanted was for you to be as good of a person off the field as you were on it. We wanted to believe that you just wanted to win, and that all your antics were those of someone tired of losing, but they were just the acts of a selfish man who wanted all of the fame. You couldn’t share the spotlight and you still can’t. That’s why you’re still trying to cut down Juju. You’re scared that he is going to undermine your legacy, but guess what. You did that yourself.  You have become a horrible human being. You’re selfish, you don’t care about wins, you just care about stats. One day you’re going to realize how big of a mistake you’ve made.

To Juju:

 

We have all been bullied before in our lives, but not on this big of stage. I admire your calm and level headedness. Don’t let this jealous man get to you. We know you are going to take your lowest moment and use it as motivation. This town loves you. This fan base loves you. We have your back. I’m sorry this happened to you, as we are partially at blame for creating this monster. Let’s move past this and just let him stew in his own bitterness. We have who we need, let’s go win number 7.

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28 Comments

  1. Marlene

    April 8, 2019 at 7:53 pm

    this was well done! Juju is a better person than the one that went to the Raiders!

    Juju will come out on top!

    • Barb

      April 8, 2019 at 11:14 pm

      Juju you are great, don’t let anyone ever put you down we Lv you and know you will be great! Jealousy is a sad thing abt karma is a b……th! And you will get yours !

    • Barb

      April 8, 2019 at 11:15 pm

      Juju you are great, don’t let anyone ever put you down we Lv you !

    • Reggie

      April 9, 2019 at 10:39 am

      It’s time to raise Steelers nation!!!We support the Pittsburgh Steelers players coaches and the greatest fan base that ever !!

  2. MaryAnn Lamacz

    April 8, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    JuJu, you are a class act. Love you to pieces. Antonio, I used to love you, but now I just feel sorry for you. However, good luck with your new job with the Oakland Raiders. I truly hope you grow up while you are there.

    • ML

      April 9, 2019 at 6:40 am

      I couldn’t have said it any better

      • Edward

        April 18, 2019 at 3:05 pm

        I brought Brown’s Jersey and I was a big fan of him but now I don’t like him he hurt a compassionate lovely guy an he hurts him this is not right so I don’t where my steeler jersey any more because browns on it this has upset me I feel BETRAYED

      • Gmoney

        June 23, 2019 at 7:25 pm

        This is the Steelers year sorry Brown y’all will be watching from home they will never make the Play offs. So 😥

  3. Jp

    April 8, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    Agreed

  4. Keith C.

    April 8, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    Amen!! Well Said!!

  5. Kurt

    April 8, 2019 at 9:22 pm

    Remind Antonio Brown who stepped out of bounds against the Dolphins early in his career, which ended up costing us the playoffs. Remember last play of the game, a miraculous play which ended with you stepping out of bounds instead of taking it into the end zone with no time left. I remember

  6. Julia Carey

    April 8, 2019 at 11:30 pm

    JuJu you have the support of the Steeler Nation so stand tall and don’t let AB’s insecurities make you question your value to the team. Best thing you can do is work hard, play hard and make him eat his words!

    • Christine

      April 9, 2019 at 11:23 am

      Thank you for putting the thoughts of every Steelers fan into words!

  7. Garnet Rodgers

    April 8, 2019 at 11:59 pm

    Time for him to take a look in the mirror! Practice what he Preaches. The Steelers fans r NO LONGER FANS of AB aka MR BIG CHEST!Ur a JERK! I feel this letter is to inform of that and covers all the basis! My kudos to the author!!! #ONPOINT PS4L🖤💛🖤💛🖤💛🖤💛🖤💛🖤💛🖤💛🖤💛🖤

  8. Lukas

    April 9, 2019 at 1:00 am

    greatly written

  9. Terrence

    April 9, 2019 at 5:54 am

    HELL YEAH!!!!! Well said!!

  10. DJ Carter

    April 9, 2019 at 6:55 am

    I never though I would rip up an autographed rookie card and throw in the trash guess I was wrong

    • Mike Corbelli

      April 10, 2019 at 7:04 am

      AB…You were always saying, “look to God”. Ever think for a moment God is saying, “I’m looking at you Antonio”? You’ve made it impossible for adults to respect you and kids to adore you with the sh!t storm you brought on the great Steeler organization and we fans of!
      Never in my 50+ years of Steelers following or my family’s, have we ever been more disappointed in any team member than we are of you!
      Your selfishness, baby antics of carrying on through all outlets of social and mainstream media has put a cloud of darkness over any achievement you so vainly pound your “Mr Big Chest” about. A darkness that will be your most remembered contribution to the city, team and fans worldwide of the Steelers!
      Taking down our own personal showcases collected through years of training camps, games and outings traveled miles to attend dedicated to you was done with varied emotions consisting of sadness, disgust, disbelief and anger, but a relief that no one wearing the Black & Gold will put this family in that position ever again!
      Hail the dedicated years of Steeler GREATS who proved their worth …shame you Antonio Brown, will never be one of THEM!

  11. Tanya

    April 9, 2019 at 9:21 am

    Good write..
    My one statement to Brown…
    “The measure of a man !”
    DONE ✅
    #movedon #greatnessinthemaking #JUJUyou got this #timewilltell #teamJuju💗

  12. Chris

    April 9, 2019 at 10:56 am

    Antonio, you stood 5 ft away while i was in your master bedroom doing work last summer, i know im just a grunt worker but to me it was meeting a Pittsburgh Sports Star I follow daily online and support. You couldn’t even amuse me with even a hello after the rest of your family and assistants were very nice. There were alot of things in your beautuful house that was concerning to mental health or head injury. You can tell you are very vain and into yourself and i get it but quit beeping your own horn. I take all what you have done in stride as a learning tool; i no longer will blindly support any of our local athlethes but be more selective in seeking out their motives. Shit you said should embarrass you and someone should say “dude your an asshole”. Instead, like a blind man with a weed whacker, you cut too close. Ill remember you as a wonderful NFL player and a questionable human being who has a head big enough to match his chest.

  13. Niki Silk

    April 9, 2019 at 12:37 pm

    I couldn’t of said it better! AB is out with the old, I will never look at him the way I look at old players who have left Pittsburgh, Steeler Nation has loved JuJu since day one and now nothing can hold him back! Bye Bye Brown and thanks for embarrassing us fans, keep your head up JuJu, you have fans outside of Steeler Nation as well! Everybody loves you!

  14. Mark Johnson

    April 9, 2019 at 5:31 pm

    Young Man. In a very short period of time Steelernation has watched before our eyes you grow in to a grown MAN! Your talents on the field cannot even compare to you taking the High Road in life off the Field. Character will never be built on tweets and other social media activities. Thank You for truly embracing what a MAN is in Life,not just on the football field! Your are a EAGLE fly High!

  15. Rachelle

    April 9, 2019 at 6:41 pm

    This is an extremely well written article. Thank you for your carefully articulated thoughts and heartfelt opinions. Steeler Nation is luck to have you.

  16. Mary

    April 10, 2019 at 4:17 am

    If AB was so needed and JuJu was so bad..why didn’t he play? He needs to grow up, except responsibility for his own outcome. ” Let he who has never sinned cast the first stone”
    I am sick of AB.. his number should be 0.

  17. Marian

    April 15, 2019 at 9:40 am

    Very Well said!!!! AB you chose to leave, you chose to break the bond of loyal Steelers Fans. You chose money and me-me attention over team. Now live with your choices. JuJu cares about his team!!!! SteelersNationUnite !!!

  18. Edward

    April 18, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    I brought Brown’s Jersey and I was a big fan of him but now I don’t like him he hurt a compassionate lovely guy an he hurts him this is not right so I don’t where my steeler jersey any more because browns on it this has upset me I feel BETRAYED

  19. Iva Biggen

    July 27, 2019 at 11:13 am

    All great comments by an extremely vested fan base! AB is being counseled by the wrong people or is just so arrogant that he doesn’t take advice. One ask we all have AB is that if you ever are fortunate enough to be elected to the HOF, moral character is not a factor anymore, please please please do not go in as a Steeler! You have lost that right and no one in the fan base associates you with team. As I’m writing this I see AB was placed on non-football injury list on the FIRST day of practice. What a joke. Enjoy the circus Raider fans. We are glad to scrape that shit off of our shoes!

  20. Mike Dunn

    August 13, 2019 at 12:55 am

    Antonio eats poop 💩

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