It’s going to be a long offseason of Antonio Brown, to say the least. It remains to be seen if the Pittsburgh Steelers will trade him, but Brown seems ready to part ways. And it has provided an opportunity for some social media work that is a mix of outright trolling, and playing on the edges.
On Sunday, Brown had removed the Pittsburgh Steelers from his Twitter bio. Given his desire to leave, this is not exactly a shocking revelation.
Also on Sunday, he posted a couple notable pictures to his Instagram story. It appears he had a Facetime chat with Jerry Rice, and then someone painted a picture combing Brown in his Steelers uniform with Rice in his 49ers uniform.
Antonio Brown doesn’t care about your “feelings”. pic.twitter.com/xrQ7fwWWae— Alex Tran (@NinerAlex) January 14, 2019
He has made it very clear he is a big fan of Jerry Rice, so I don’t think it’s necessarily the craziest of trolling for him to post these kinds of pictures. That being said, given the context of the past few weeks, I don’t see why we can’t view this as Brown further poking the bear. And it’s safe to say this offseason of bear-poking is going to last a while.