Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/12/13
Darrelle Revis has a message for Jets fans: Let it go and leave him alone. Fresh off securing his new team’s first victory with a late interception Monday night, the former Gang Green All-Pro cornerback blistered “bitter” Jets fans in an exclusive interview with The Post for harassing him and threatening him on Twitter since his trade to the Buccaneers in April. “I get harassed every day on Twitter [by Jets fans], and I barely even tweet. And you just get tired of it,” Revis said after Tampa Bay’s 22-19 victory over the Dolphins at Raymond James Stadium. “You’ve got to have a backbone, because guys are saying, ‘F–k you!’ and ‘I want to kill you!’ It’s crazy, but I’ve been getting death threats from them since my first holdout [in 2010]. It’s just bitter Jets fans.” Revis said his breaking point came earlier this month when a Jets fan asked him on Twitter if the one-year, $16 million deal he got from the then-winless Bucs was more worthwhile than the $12 million he would have earned for the Jets, who are off to a surprising 5-4 start. Revis tweeted back to the fan that the $16 million deal was indeed better, prompting a storm of harsh responses when the tweet went viral. Revis said he didn’t regret the tweet or his decision that prompted a trade to Tampa Bay, and that the only people who are bitter or regretful in this situation are Jets fans. “They’re still not over the fact that I’m not there no more, and they give me crap all the time on Twitter,” Revis said. “If they would understand the business of it and understand what happened, then maybe they would know and maybe they would quit trying to point the finger at me. That’s where it is.” Revis said the New York media blew the tweet “out of proportion,” but he stands behind every word — even with the Buccaneers 1-8 and going nowhere. “I said what I said, and I meant it — to that particular person,” Revis said. “It don’t have to be toward the New York Jets or nothing. They’re trying to say I’m money hungry, but I’m not really concerned about that. I used to play in New York, so I’m used to getting booed. I’m a pro about that, and that’s nothing I’m concerned about.” Revis said no amount of hateful tweets, messages or comments from Jets fans will bother him if they continue to insist he’s only interested in money.
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