The Dallas Cowboys have seen all the nasty tweets about them. And they’re good sports.
In a video on the team’s website, several players read aloud tweets in which they’re mentioned, often in rude, insulting and profane fashion. The funniest came from backup quarterback Brandon Weeden, who read a tweet asking what many fans have asked: Why on earth did Cowboys owner and General Manager Jerry Jones sign Weeden after the disaster that was his two-year tenure in Cleveland?
“Why the f— would Jerry Jones waste money on Brandon Weeden? Jerry Jones has lost his f—ing mind,” Weeden reads in the video.
Some of the players said they can see where the fans are coming from.
“Jason Witten — slow as hell, LOL. But it works,” Witten reads, before thinking for a moment and saying, “True.”
The Cowboys are laughing off the negative tweets they’re getting, although no NFL team would ever release a video of players reading the worst things said about them on Twitter, because some of the discourse on Twitter is absolutely appalling. While the Cowboys seem to accept getting bashed on Twitter as part of the job, fans should remember that if you wouldn’t say something to someone’s face, you probably shouldn’t tweet it about him. That goes not only for fans tweeting about professional football players, but for everyone.