Antonio Brown’s NFL career is almost certainly over but that doesn’t mean the mercurial wide receiver is out of our lives, especially when he can just tweet out surreal and strange statements like the one he made on Thursday.
Brown’s post-NFL career has been something of a performance art piece ever since the former Tampa Bay Buccaneers star walked off the field while stripping and flipping the bird at fans in the stadium. While there were a lot of behind-the-scenes issues that played a part in the wild situation, the Bucs cut Brown soon after and the controversial NFL star has been unable to find another team to take a chance on him in the months since. He even admitted that it’s unlikely he’ll play pro ball again.
On Thursday, apropos of nothing, Brown tweeted out a statement in which he laid out his one true regret involving his NFL career. It’s a doozy.
Sincerely AB pic.twitter.com/O6mjJXOaHQ
— AB (@AB84) August 11, 2022
“My biggest regret in my career doesn’t involve calling my GM a “cracker”, or showing up to Raiders camp late in a hot air balloon with frozen feet, or throwing rocks at that UPS driver, and it definitely doesn’t involve taking my shirt off and doing a victory lap around the Jets’ stadium mid game while throwing up deuces,” wrote Brown. “My biggest regret is that I’ll never get to see me, Antonio Brown, play a game live. Sure, I can watch the game afterwards, but I can’t imagine what that was like for you all to see something like that.
“Like watching the Beatles or Jesus perform at Red Rocks.”
There’s a lot to unpack here, but to be fair, if Jesus returned and decided to put on a concert that Red Rocks, that would indeed be a pretty hot ticket.
We’ll just let the NFL world’s reactions speak for us when we think about how to respond to this grandiose statement.
Every sentence here leaves you unprepared for the next sentence. https://t.co/3uiUJYxRft
— Kofie (@Kofie) August 11, 2022
The Jesus comp … https://t.co/Xh9L11IBMv
— Vic Tafur (@VicTafur) August 11, 2022
the Dead played Red Rocks 20 times safe to say some people saw Jesus there https://t.co/0LFV9BNPaS
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) August 11, 2022
— Mike Golic Jr (@mikegolicjr) August 11, 2022
Jesus doing the Prodigal Son at Red Rocks but everyone's chanting "GOOD SAMARITAN" https://t.co/7znCLFsAcw
— Jane Coaston (@janecoaston) August 11, 2022
I know we should ignore this, but “”Like watching … Jesus perform at Red Rocks” is killing mehttps://t.co/C7QmVcT6lt
— David Fucillo (@davidfucillo) August 11, 2022
Maybe the greatest quote of all time https://t.co/eBJLFZya0s
— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) August 11, 2022
How is this real lmao https://t.co/evvGtnPx7U
— Brett Kollmann (@BrettKollmann) August 11, 2022
That’s the beauty of Antonio Brown. You can’t tell any difference between the actual him and the parody version.