Antonio Brown’s jab at JuJu Smith-Schuster did more than ruffle the feathers of Steelers fans.
Just ask Texans safety Justin Reid, who thought Brown’s tweet was petty and a little uncalled for.
I respect his game but I can’t wait to smash this dude 😂 No need for that https://t.co/luWgSZqCOB
— Justin Reid (@jreid_viii) April 7, 2019
“I respect his game but I can’t wait to smash this dude … No need for that,” Reid wrote while reposting Brown’s tweet.
The feud started when Brown wrote Sunday on Twitter: “Keep your emotions off the internet,” which prompted a response from multiple fans. The receiver replied to one post in particular when a fan shared a photo of Smith-Schuster, reminding Brown that his former teammate was named the Steelers’ Most Valuable Player for the 2018 season, and Brown weighed in with the response that caught Reid’s attention.
While many NFL players have lauded Brown for being able to negotiate himself out of Pittsburgh and snag a shiny new contract with the Raiders, the snarky swipe at Smith-Schuster didn’t sit well with others.
The NFL’s full 2019 schedule hasn’t been released yet, but the Raiders and Texans will face off this season.
Reid, who will begin his second year in the NFL, played in all 16 games last season with 12 starts. He recorded a team-high three interceptions with one touchdown return and 88 combined tackles.
Looks like Brown might need to watch his back during that game.