In a shocking turn of events, I actually agree with Brandon Browner. The kids that are cursing into 'Call Of Duty' headphones are likely the same people that are trash talking professional athletes on Twitter. They are immature, misguided kids who don't realize that the people that they don't know personally, that they are anonymously trash talking through a video game console or social media site, have feelings too. Sure, there are definitely a couple of of-age idiots that should know better mixed in, but generally speaking, that demographic is made up of juvenile children. Does that make it right? Of course not, but it is certainly more understandable when you consider the source.
Which really begs the question, if prepubescent idiots trashing an athlete on Twitter are the actions of a child playing a virtual reality game then what is a professional athlete repeatedly trashing his fans on Twitter analogous to? My best guess would be the same type of person that would nearly assault a reporter for asking a teammate a completely valid question, but don't quote me on that, that portion of the SAT's always gave me trouble.
This is now the third game week in a row that Brandon Browner has taken to the internet to voice his displeasures. Am I to believe that the organization that pays him, far too much for his actual performance might I add, hasn't told him to tone it down online? Something tells me that's inherently false. Something tells me that Brandon Browner doesn't realize that with a multimillion dollar contract comes the responsibility to tune out criticism, whether it's warranted or unwarranted. I am not defending people using the guise of Twitter handle to chastise those whose job it is to entertain them. However, I am also not defending Brandon Browner for not being able to shut the fuck up when he is one of the major reasons why his team is in the midst of season so disappointing that it's fans almost feel required to be outspoken. Anyone with a brain knows that disrespectful people on social media don't deserve the time of day. That's why Brandon Browner making a habit of responding to them only makes him look worse than his play on the field already has, and trust me, that's unbelievable hard to do.