Originally posted on Shutdown Corner  |  Last updated 1/8/12
Lots of Detroit folks  ‒ players and fans ‒ were disappointed after Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints used them as a doormat yesterday. Unfortunately, the disappointment of those fans clashed with the frustration of the players and some ugliness rose to the surface. Lions cornerback Aaron Berry, a second-year player out of Pitt, ended up tweeting this to some angry fans: "Y'all can go back to being Broke & Miserable…now back to regular scheduled programming…" Berry deleted the tweet (as well as the subsequent apology), but as everyone on the internet knows, you can't really untweet a tweet. It's out there forever. On the surface, it sounds hideously inflammatory; like Berry is mocking the people of Detroit for their socioeconomic problems. I don't think that's the case, though. I think Berry was responding to a handful of particularly antagonistic fans, and while he may have gotten carried away with it, I don't think he meant to antagonize an entire city for being poor. Even...
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