Whoever runs the Oakland Raiders’ Twitter account chose an interesting photo to celebrate the team’s first preseason game on Saturday night. It’s unclear if the move was made on purpose.
Friday, news broke that wide receiver Antonio Brown had filed a grievance against the NFL because the league won’t let him use the model helmet he’s worn since the beginning of his career. Brown has actually threatened to retire from football if he’s not allowed to wear the helmet.
Saturday afternoon, ahead of the team’s preseason game against the Los Angeles Rams, the Raiders’ Twitter account posted a photo of a helmet hanging on a jersey in the locker room.
Yes, this is a normal photo that football teams would tweet out before a game. But the timing here is interesting, to say the least.
Twitter is having a field day in response.
— Oakland Raiders (@Raiders) August 10, 2019
Honestly!! Who the hell is in charge of your social media account??! 🤬 Do ya'll really think posting pics of a helmet is a good look rn?
— Mr.Sdot Jimenez (@SdotJimenez) August 10, 2019
Antonio brown doesn’t approve the helmet in the picture.
— Angelo Passalacqua (@angpass10) August 10, 2019
Are you trying to give AB an aneurism
— King Brycen 👑 (@BrycenNFL) August 10, 2019
Brown, if he decides to actually retire, would be forfeiting over $30 million in guaranteed money.
We’ll see how it all turns out. Some believe he’ll eventually give in and find a new helmet when all is said and done.