Things are unraveling for the Colts’ 2016 season, as they lost 22-17 on Sunday to the Texans to essentially end their playoff hopes.
It was as ugly of a game as you could imagine the team playing in that scenario, and not only did it lead to a 6-7 record and make them likely to miss the postseason for the second straight season, it’s also seemingly caused the few Colts fans still in support of this team’s leadership to jump off that bandwagon.
And in the midst of all of this, it appears that after the game Colts rookie safety T.J. Green tweeted a middle finger that was aimed at fans, as pointed out by Collin McCollough:
I feel the love....yea....I really feel it.— T.J. Green (@BossGreen256) December 12, 2016
It appears it was aimed at Colts fans because of some of the other tweets on his timeline talking about Colts fans, such as this one:
I'd never take a shot at our fans. Not a chance in a million years. Always loved people who support. But if the shoe fits, wear it. #GoColts— T.J. Green (@BossGreen256) December 12, 2016
So yes, it appears that T.J. Green, the team’s second round pick this year who’s struggled in his rookie season, tweeted a middle finger that was aimed at fans following the Colts’ crushing loss on Sunday - a game in which Green recorded just two tackles and a pass defensed, and also was flagged for running into the kicker. It’s been a rough year for him, and this probably won’t help endear himself to some Colts fans (that is, to those Colts fans who haven’t already been blocked by him on Twitter). I wonder if this is part of being a ‘Horseshoe guy,’ too?
Ultimately one tweet like this isn’t that big of a deal, but it is indeed a bad look for a player who hasn’t had a great year, especially after a crushing loss. Of course Colts fans are going to be upset, and the Colts should be happy that fans are upset because that means that fans still care (as we’ve seen more and more fans just stop caring about this team under the current regime). And I think it’s safe to say that the correct response is not to tweet a middle finger that was aimed at fans just a couple of hours after their biggest loss of the season.