If you’re not familiar with the concept of “Mean Tweets,” it’s where celebrities read on camera some of the mean tweets directed their way. It’s as simple as that, but it often leads to funny results.
On Tuesday, the Indianapolis Colts conducted their own version of Mean Tweets, and it was hilarious as well. The video featured punter Pat McAfee, kicker Adam Vinatieri, safety Mike Adams, cornerback Vontae Davis, wide receiver Donte Moncrief, and wide receiver T.Y. Hilton reading tweets from Twitter trolls directed at them.
Twitter can be a mean place... we're here to make it a little brighter.#MeanTweets - Colts Editionhttps://t.co/UxjdYCkVDL— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) June 15, 2016
Some of the other tweets provide a good laugh, but Pat McAfee steals the show (would anyone have expected any different?). He sticks with the same tweet the entire time, and the video cuts between him going on about that same tweet and other players reading some.
The tweet to McAfee read: “Why is Pat McAfee wearing a glove? Ur a stupid kicker.” He then lectured the troll on the correct usage of “you’re” (as opposed to the “ur” in the tweet), and later he added that the person probably got confused about the correct usage of their, there, and they’re as well.
McAfee also took offense to the troll wondering why the punter uses a glove. “I’m wearing a glove because about 90 percent of the time I’m on the field, I catch a football. Which is so mind-blowing, I understand that,” McAfee said. He later jokingly wondered why wide receivers were wearing gloves too. “Why are you guys wearing gloves, you stupid wide receiver?,” he mocked “That's so dumb. What, are you catching a football or something? That’s like almost what I do every single time I’m on the field.”
All in all, it made for a funny video of Colts players responding to some trolls on Twitter with their own version of Mean Tweets.