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Jabar Gaffney curses at fan in Twitter exchange

Posted on: November 21, 2011 1:28 pm
 
J. Gaffney had an exchange with a fan on Twitter (US Presswire).Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Apparently, Redskins receiver Jabar Gaffney didn’t learn the lesson taught by former Vikings receiver Bernard Berrian that it’s not a good idea to argue with Twitter followers and it’s an even worse idea to insult them.

After the Cowboys escaped from Washington with a 27-24 overtime victory, an apparent Dallas fan tweeted to Gaffney that he laughed out loud at the Redskins “3-9” record. According to the Washington Times, here was Gaffney’s response (the tweets on his page have been deleted).

"we 3-7 u dumb [expletive]" and then “3-7 ain't a record to be proud of I'm just proud I ain't you get a life or kill urself.” Later on his page, Gaffney explained, “I don't want the man to really kill himself it was just a way of saying [expletive] off or leave me alone to all you lames keep up or don't follow."

You’ll recall that Berrian, while he wasn’t so profane, tweeted at a Minnesota state legislator who also happens to be a war veteran without legs (facts Berrian didn’t know at the time), "Anytime u wanna watch the film with me. Not just one game but all of them. ... and if not sit down n shut up!!"

Berrian later apologized, but a few weeks later, the Vikings released him (it wasn’t solely because of his Twitter mess, but that didn’t help his cause). Gaffney would do well to heed Berrian’s social media warning.

"Cowboys fans, that’s how they are," Gaffney said Monday. "I was just telling the dude: ‘Y’all won. All right, leave me alone. Don’t talk to me.’ That’s all it was."

But as Rex Ryan rediscovered today, cursing at fans isn’t a good way to go if you don’t want the NFL lifting anything out of your paycheck.

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Comments

Since: Oct 25, 2008
Posted on: November 22, 2011 11:52 am
 

Jabar Gaffney curses at fan in Twitter exchange

Gaffney is a loser punk like DeAngelo Hall... He can't shut up and then when he talks YOU can fit both feet in his mouth , D Bag..
Rex Grossman played out of his mind on Sunday and that's as close as your gonna get . Try having some class next time , sorry the New England cut ur a$$ . Grow UP Punk !!!

Berrian later apologized, but a few weeks later, the Vikings released him (it wasn’t solely because of his Twitter mess, but that didn’t help his cause). Gaffney would do well to heed Berrian’s social media warning.

"Cowboys fans, that’s how they are," Gaffney said Monday. "I was just telling the dude: ‘Y’all won. All right, leave me alone. Don’t talk to me.’ That’s all it was."



Since: Apr 29, 2007
Posted on: November 21, 2011 7:11 pm
 

Jabar Gaffney curses at fan in Twitter exchange

How many guys are now going to hit Gaffney up and try to hook him on twitter now that this is out? Love these guys with no self control.



Since: Jul 31, 2011
Posted on: November 21, 2011 6:24 pm
 

Jabar Gaffney curses at fan in Twitter exchange

I can not believe he actually said this " to all you lames keep up or don't follow." 
Isn't Jabar Gaffney in his 30s? Shouldn't he type like he has some sort of education or class? 



Since: Oct 29, 2007
Posted on: November 21, 2011 4:52 pm
 

Jabar Gaffney curses at fan in Twitter exchange

The real victim here is the English language.

I guess there really is no shame.




Since: Nov 21, 2011
Posted on: November 21, 2011 4:29 pm
 

Jabar Gaffney curses at fan in Twitter exchange

21 November 2011

There is more going on besides taunts.

When I look at Jabar Gaffney, my first impression is, a kind guy, but what is this: ‘I'm just proud I ain't you; get a life.’

A man who makes a minimum of $2.5 million a year knows he outclasses most of society. Statistically, he is one of 107,565 people in the total world population, which puts him in the top 0.001%.

Furthermore, a man who makes that kind of money, from his physical and mental skills, is tremendously gifted.

Gaffney illustrates his poor character and self-entitlement with arrogant presumption in the most hurtful way possible.

Sincerely,
Joseph C. Carbone III







Since: Jan 13, 2008
Posted on: November 21, 2011 3:54 pm
 

Jabar Gaffney curses at fan in Twitter exchange

Gaffney got trolled and he took the bait. Now who's the dumb [expletive]?



Since: Oct 26, 2009
Posted on: November 21, 2011 3:53 pm
 

Jabar Gaffney curses at fan in Twitter exchange

When will these idiots learn that twitter is just a tool to make a bigger a$$ out of yourself?
And a great way to continue the NFL tradition of the Florida Gators.



Since: Dec 5, 2007
Posted on: November 21, 2011 3:46 pm
 

Jabar Gaffney curses at fan in Twitter exchange

 I also think when athletes belittle fans and talk down to them is also crap. Just because he makes millions and the average fan only makes about $50-60K a year doesn't give him the right to talk down to the fans period!
Are you serious???  You think he went after that 'fan' for making less money than he makes?  Or was it because the lowlife fan decided to use social media to bash Jabar (kind of) to his face.  Most of these sports figures use twitter as a window into their lives that fans didn't have before, or an outlet to say what they mean rather than reporters twisting words, but some guys like this 'fan' use it to make jabs at the guy who just lost a game he should have won.  And now its Jabar Gaffney who is to blame for being human and reacting....and you say its him looking down at a regular person?  You must be high.


I understand representing the shield with dignity, etc etc.  And obviously if you play sports professionally and hecklers bother you - you won't last long.  This can't be the first time, and Jabar knows he should have just let it slide.  But he is human.  So am I.  And it bothered ME to hear someone have the nerve to suggest it was because he felt it was okay to talk down to him since he makes such a higher salary.  Its absurd.  



Since: Nov 14, 2011
Posted on: November 21, 2011 3:27 pm
 

Jabar Gaffney curses at fan in Twitter exchange

Gaffney actions are not acceptable and he represents the Red skins and he must stay professional at all times when dealing with the public. Gaffney is no rookie and is what like a 8 or 9 year pro who knows better. he should be fined and the front office should talk to him and tell him to refrain from using such language and just study his play book harder and go out on the field and make more plays and make his team better. I also think when athletes belittle fans and talk down to them is also crap. Just because he makes millions and the average fan only makes about $50-60K a year doesn't give him the right to talk down to the fans period! Football is entertaining and everyone has a right to their opinion. Fans will be fans and players will be players! Suck it up Gaffney and take the high road next time and act like a man and not a high school kid!



Since: Mar 30, 2009
Posted on: November 21, 2011 3:26 pm
 

Jabar Gaffney curses at fan in Twitter exchange

No, actually that isn't all it was, you moron. Is your ancient brain too riddled with senility to see for yourself that's not all it was? Funny thing, this pathetic tool for a pathetic team has the best game he has probably had in seven seasons, and he is so stupid this is how he spends his time afterwards??? Nice move Gaffe-ney.


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