“Stone Cold” Steve Austin doesn’t have time for anti-maskers.

The WWE legend posted a photo to his Instagram on Wednesday of himself wearing a custom Alabama football protective mask while driving around the streets of Los Angeles. His apparent concern for COVID-19 is justified, as densely populated Southern California is more at risk than other areas for a serious coronavirus outbreak.

Nevertheless, one fan was bold enough to criticize Stone Cold for his decision to wear a mask. Let’s just say that was a poor decision.

Here’s the Instagram:

“Running errands on the mean streets of LA. Friend of mine made me this custom (Alabama football) mask. The mask is cool but she made it a little too small. So it cuts off the circulation to my ears. My ears are actually crimson. Since she is a (Clemson football) fan, I figured she ribbed me on purpose. #staysafe #rolltide #fordfocus”

And here’s the fan’s reply:

“The mask goes against your reputation! Stay strong, be a rebel, and do not conform! Cool mask, but strip off the communism!”

Stone Cold Steve Austin fan

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Austin’s reply was short, but nonetheless awesome.

“Shut up dude,” he said.

Stone Cold Steve Austin

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Well done, Stone Cold. Well done.

To the fan’s credit, he didn’t double down with an equally obnoxious message. Rather, he replied, “Still a fan dude,” along with flex and thumb-up emojis.

Stone Cold Steve Austin fan

Instagram/Steveaustinbsr

So, what did we learn today?

Something most already knew: Don’t mess with Stone Cold.

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