Originally written on Race Review Online  |  Last updated 11/22/11
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Shaun Phillips is just the latest twit. Many NFL players show the need to relinquish frustration via a social networking site. Phillips just got a little fan frustrated.

On Nov. 20, @ShaunPhillips95 innocently posted:

To all the fake fans suck it cause talking ish won't get us anywhere. How's your perfect life my point exactly.

Aside from the fact that Phillips doesn’t use proper pronunciations when he tweets, he may not always think things through. Neither does Charger fans that blow this twit out of proportion.

Phillips needs more clarification for fake fans. If talking “ish” about Phillips’ Chargers makes someone a fake fan, well, there are over three million people in San Diego. I doubt most San Diegans started a work week on Monday saying, “Hey Frank, I know these Chargers are struggling, but I think they are going to be okay, I really like the direction of this team.”

San Diego is not that classy. In fact, that four letter “S” word that Phillips used, was probably used quite a bit on social media #sandiegochargers. What else can level headed people think about a team that has dropped five straight, and the latest loss ended with zero yards and zero first downs in the fourth and most crucial quarter.

“How’s your perfect life my point exactly.”

What was your point? That fake fans don’t have perfect lives. True that.

There are similarities between Phillips and Tennessee Titans’ Chris Johnson, who tweeted this in August:

Can these fake Titan fans STFU on my timeline I don't have a regular job so don't compare me to you and I can care less if uthink I'm greedy

Obviously real Titan fans understood his timeline. Fake Titan fans wanted Johnson on the team practicing already; so it wouldn’t take him 10 weeks to have 100 yards and a touchdown in a game.

The most curious thing about Phillips’ tweeting is the guy hasn’t played since having two sacks against the New York Jets a month ago. The Chargers have been without their best pass rusher the last four games, all losses. Apparently when you aren’t playing, you have a lot of time to read blogs, and fan reactions to games.

Of course, Phillips has time on his hands. How else can a guy shoot off 10 to 20 tweets a day if he has to attend his full time job? Of Phillips 437,000 plus followers, a little over a hundred tweeted back on his comment on Nov. 20, some talking more “ish” with obscenities, others picking up the injured linebacker by blaming the losses on the QB and head coach. Some pledged their loyalty.

To clarify himself, due to fan reaction, Phillips tweeted on November 21:

Maybe people don't understand I never said all fans I just said the fake ones. The real ones ride or die and I always show them love.

Yes. Real fans will support a loser. Just ask Cleveland. Those are real fans. Charger fans are fair weather fans to say the least, when it rains in San Diego, people don’t go out. San Diegans enjoy their sunshine, and unfortunately for the bolts it is raining over Qualcomm stadium.

Phillips still not getting enough love on Tuesday November 22, tweeted:

Where is everyone getting that I'm trash talking fans. I just think you should have your teams back if they are winning or losing. I don't think that's trash but whatever.

Some fans get the idea that NFL players are all tough and nothing can hurt them. Even though Shaun Phillips does not tweet it, Phillips is just a big sensitive man. “Big Sensi” doesn’t take too well to harsh comments about his friends and coworkers. Phillips makes the mistake of turning to twitter like so many other sensitive players upset about fan comments.

If Shaun Phillips wants to take the low road he should take on a yelp account. If he’s sensitive about his job, maybe make some brash comments about other people’s job. Service at a restaurant wasn’t good, yelp about it. Maybe a lawyer gave Phillips a hard time online via social network, yelp it, let his law firm know he’s not very good. It’s never too late to talk “ish” about someone else’s job.

Or, don’t worry about them. Fans don’t write checks to athletes. They also do not get championship rings when their team wins.

If you don’t like this blog, maybe I wrote it poorly, leave a comment. If six out of 10 blogs I write stink, there is no sense in sugar coating it and telling me that my work is good no matter what crap appears online.

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