If Chad Ochocinco is really the second most influential person on Twitter, it only makes sense that those less influential than him will try to take him down a peg.
“Man I think this cat @ochocinco is a clown,” Packers tight end Jermichael Finley wrote Thursday. “Bruh soccer seriously, sit down an wait for this lockout to b over and play what u no best.”
In a series of tweets to follow, it became clear that Finley didn’t get a good reaction to his message.
“I guess people dont come at people real these days. #Stand4Something,” Finley wrote.
(Yes, stand for important things you believe in. Like calling out a dude for playing soccer.)
Ochocinco, of course, responded. Which was probably Finley’s intent in the first place. More followers!
“You always expect the negative to come from the outside but it’s sad as f— when it comes from within, that’s some funny s–t!!!” Ochocinco wrote. “[Shout out] everyone who has a negative opinion pertaining to me. And [shot out] to me for consistently being able to NOT GIVE A F—!”
Well, perhaps Ochocinco can get the best revenge by actually making Sporting Kansas City, the MLS team he’s trying out for. After a rough first day, the Kansas City Star writes Ochocinco was noticeably better Thursday.
“Just one day after losing the ball three of the four times he touched it, Ochocinco was more aggressive, more confident and actually had a few highlights,” Terez A. Paylor writes.
One of those highlights — a good cross after Ochocinco trailed down a ball in the corner — even got a standing ovation from his new teammates.
“He actually had two of the best crosses in the games today,” coach Peter Vermes said.