Antonio Brown sounds like a real class act.
As JuJu Smith-Schuster describes his block on Vontaze Burfict, Antonio Brown keeps yelling ‘Karma.' pic.twitter.com/rX6COmuxoE— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) December 5, 2017
It was also a game in which Pittsburgh scored the final 10 points with Burfict not in the game. He was knocked out after a cheapshot hit by Juju Smith-Schuster in the fourth quarter led to Burfict leaving the game on a stretcher.
But while Burfict was lying injured on the field and being loaded onto a stretcher, with the potential for serious damage to his body in play, all Brown could think of was “karma.”
As JuJu Smith-Schuster talked about his block on Vontaze Burfict, Antonio Brown kept yelling ‘KARMA’ in Smith-Schuster’s direction. Said ‘Touchdown Brown’ will pay his fine.— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) December 5, 2017
When asked about Burfict getting hit, Antonio Brown just kept saying “karma.” @TheAthleticPIT— Mark Kaboly (@MarkKaboly) December 5, 2017
Antonio Brown on JuJu's block of Burfict, smiling:— Chris Adamski (@C_AdamskiTrib) December 5, 2017
"I liked that, I liked that."
This is obviously in reference to Burfict’s hit on Brown in the 2015 Wild Card game, which left him concussed and out of the Divisional Round loss to Denver the following week.
It’s safe to say Brown was still carrying a lot of bad feelings for Burfict coming into this matchup, but there’s still no excuse to act that way. NFL players shouldn’t be going around wishing injuries on other guys, just ask A.J. Green, a true class act.
For Brown to say he'd pay Smith-Schuster's fines and go around being happy about Burfict's injury is truly unacceptable and disgusting to see from an NFL star. This rivalry has officially gone too far.