Another NFL preseason is upon us, and so is another Le’Veon Bell holdout.
The star running back was once again handed a franchise tag, and both sides could not reach an agreement on a long-term contract before the deadline last week.
And he is certainly hearing the ire from Steelers fans. Bell commented on Todd Gurley’s record-breaking contract extension, and it was not met with positive responses.
lol and ppl thought I was trippin?…
— Le'Veon Bell (@LeVeonBell) July 24, 2018
Not only that, but he promoted his upcoming rap EP, which is set to be released soon.
EP coming ?
— Le'Veon Bell (@LeVeonBell) July 26, 2018
Look, we’ll be blunt here, fans were not pleased to see these tweets from the dual-threat running back. And they let him know about it.
This guy had 280 characters at his disposal, and he decided to use 48 of them. Hey, that’s all he needed. But maybe he forgot that Bell was offered a lot less guarateed money than Gurley’s $45 million.
Just a thought.
Just give it a chance. You may like it.
— Nick Yurkovich (@Bunson412) July 26, 2018
Well, you took the time to reply to it, and to find that specific GIF. So technically, you do care. Just saying.
I speak for alot of Steelers fans when i say i wish you weren't coming back this year and glad you won't be back next year…With the depth the steelers have at the RB position ,they can win a Super Bowl without you and will prove that again next year with out your selfish BS.
— Antonio"Travis Bickle"Sanchez (@AntonioIris1976) July 26, 2018
This Steelers fan has emotional investment in this situation, but this is a bit of a reach.
— Malevolent minded (@thewheelone23) July 24, 2018
Ah yes, the tirades couldn’t be complete without the ever-popular Cardi B meme.
Tensions are high in Steelers Nation once again, and it will only be a matter of time before Bell returns to the team for the start of the regular season.
For the time being, Twitter is a place for Steelers fans to vent their frustrations until September.