RG3 Spars With Fan Who Thinks He Needs To Stay Off Social Media
Rucuss staffFebruary 10, 2015
Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III let a comment about his character get under his skin.
In return, RG3 got into a heated exchange with a Redskin fan on Instagram. It all began when RG3 posted a video to Instagram of himself in his car singing along to Billie Jean.
Although the post appeared innocent, it led to disgruntled Redskins fans leaving harsh comments. After one follower called him out for caring more about his brand and social media than working on his craft, Griffin fired back.
Read the exchange below.
“This is why you will be cut after next year in Washington,” @cperezrn wrote. “Why you weren’t even mentioned as the future. You are a ‘QB’. Act like one.”
Another commenter asked @cperezrn to explain what listening to music on the way to work has to do with acting like a QB, and @cperezrn said:
“[V]ery simple,” he wrote. “He cares more about his brand, social media than working in his craft. After the 2016 seasons respond back to me if I am wrong. He will be cut by the Redskins after those years. Brees, Brady, Rodgers, Manning don’t act this way. Very simple observation.”
Griffin responded,”If giving back to the community and training for football at the same time is frowned upon…..then what would you say I do Sir? Not give back or Train? Honest Question.” And then, “Oh wait…and should I not enjoy a classic song with others who Love MJ? I’m just asking for your wisdom here.”
They both continued to exchange words.
@cperezrn: It’s about the image @rgiii. Whether or not you are training trying to get better it’s all about how you present yourself. Your coach, owner doesn’t want to see you present yourself in this matter. Think about it for a minute. You grew up in a military family. I am also a military man. Ask your father, mother it’s how you present yourself.
@rgii: And I’m presenting myself in a negative way by doing…..what exactly?
@cperezrn: Never said you were presenting yourself in a “negative” way. Just seems that you care more about your social media, commercial’s and brand than football. That’s all bud. Good luck next year. @rgiii. Hope you prove your fans wrong.
@rgiii: And what or who makes it seem that way? The fans are the ones who support not the ones I have to prove wrong. Players put too much time into our profession to be told posting on social media 2 or 3 times a day is a sign that you don’t focus on your craft.”
Griffin wasn’t done with @cperezrn
@rgiii: I hear what you are saying, but for you to say those things to me is a sign that you don’t know what I am about and have been watching and listening to other people who have never even met me.
@cperezrn: I rest my case at least you understand what I’m trying to tell you and what your critics have said about you. It’s about how you present yourself. Of course we don’t know you. We know your social media, the commercials you make. That’s why I said act like the leader of your team. After you win a title no one can criticize you, but for now they do. Anyways, good luck to you.
@rgiii: No need to act like a leader, just gonna be one as always. The case you tried to make isn’t supported by anything I have done. Fun loving, motivation & football based commercials? Motivation and family related social media post?
@rgiii: Community events and gear going towards helping the community?
@cperezrn: If you were the leader of your team, why weren’t you mentioned as the future the other day. I’m not talking about your community involvement. Not criticizing that. I’m talking to you about the way you present yourself and many of your critics feel that you care more about your brand than football. That is ALL that I’m saying. I can be 100% wrong, even your teammates have said they aren’t sure about you. Think you have too much “DIVA” in you. Anyways I’m wrong you are right.”
@rgiii: Military families have class, dignity & loyalty. I will maintain mine. You have not shown any of those. I will keep it that way and let you go right off my page God Bless
Griffin’s image has taken a beating in the last two seasons. There has been numerous reports that has questioned his leadership skills.
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