Apparently Browns fans will be signalling for Cleveland to surrender on Sunday to their hated rivals, the Steelers.
As part of a Ticketmaster giveaway, Cleveland fans will receive inflatable white flags when they enter Cleveland Browns Stadium — seriously. The flags have the Ticketmaster logo on the handle and the Browns logo on the flag itself.
There’s no word on why Ticketmaster chose white for the flag color, rather than, you know, brown, but players and fans alike are none too pleased about the giveaway. Safety T.J. Ward tweeted out his displeasure, saying “the white flag giveaway needs to be white flagged!”
The Browns posted about the white flags, which included a picture of their mascot holding the sign of surrender, on Facebook, and as you might imagine, there are droves of Browns fans rushing to comment about their displeasure.
“This is a real slap in the face,” wrote one Cleveland fan. “I refuse to take one. I am a season ticket holder and you want me to literally waive a white flag?”
For a 2-8 Browns team that’s lost 16 of their last 17 games to the Steelers, this seems like a hilariously bad idea. Ticketmaster, and the Browns, were likely trying to come up with their own version of the “Terrible Towel,” but even a yellow piece of cloth is more terrifying than an inflatable plastic white flag.
Cleveland fans and the Browns team deserve much better than this. Cleveland may be 2-8, but they’ve proven to be a scrappy team with a solid defense that’s lost close games to the Ravens, Colts and Cowboys. Their lone wins on the season came against the 5-5 Bengals and 4-6 Chargers.
With Charlie Batch starting under center for the Steelers this weekend, anything could happen in Cleveland. For the fans that lost LeBron James and haven’t seen a championship since 1964, they deserve a win this weekend, white flags and all.
Check out the white flag of in the picture below. Even the mascot looks ashamed.
Photo via Facebook/ClevelandBrowns
This pretty much says it all about the Celtics’ performance on Wednesday night.
“Hahaha. I’m good with these hands. I’m a jacking dude. I’m pretty good with these hands. Every day I came out the house, I had to fight, so me and my brothers. … I’d say [I've probably been in] too many fights to count. Probably about 30 or 40. We’re talking about, like, from middle school and freshman year, mainly when I was young.”
–Zach Randolph explaining his fighting ability in the most Zach Randolph way possible
This writer for Late Night With Jimmy Fallon is ready to give up on the Celtics season already.
BREAKING: #Celtics trade six players to the Dodgers.
— Jon Rineman (@Rinemania) November 22, 2012
Vinny Testaverde was not happy that this turkey picked the Patriots over the Jets.