Found October 03, 2011 on
Twitter is a wonderful online forum for professional athletes to reach the public and remove any kind of filter when it comes to the message they want to spread, its also a very dangerous environment where they can do damage to themselves. Thats just what happened to Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Bernard Berrian, who engaged in some back-and-forth with followers on Sunday night and eventually told one fan to sit down n shut up!! It wasnt just any fan, though, it was John Kriesel, a Minnesota state representative who is a double amputee and an Iraq war veteran and Berrian is supposed to hold a press conference of sorts in the Vikings locker room this afternoon in an effort to clear up this mess. It all started Sunday night after the Vikings fell to 0-4 with a 22-17 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, Berrian has two catches for 37 yards on the season and said thats not a reflection of how open hes been. When Kriesel challenged him on Twitter, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, thats when things took a turn for the worse, Berrian wrote on his account @B_Twice: @johnkriesel Anytime u wanna watch the film with me. Not just one game but all of them. And if not sit down n shut up!! Source: National Football Post
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Bernard Berrian has gotten into it with his Twitter followers before, often in amusing fashion, but on Sunday the back-and-forth got a little bit ugly and left Berrian looking like a complete fool. The unfortunate exchange began when current Minnesota State Representative John Kriesel invited his tweeps to follow Berrian, saying “If you want to follow a hilarious twitter account...
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Bernard Berrian has learned first-hand how unpredictable and deceptive the Internet can be. After the Vikings fell to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, Berrian took to Twitter to voice his frustrations, during which it appeared as though he was upset with the number of passes he's been thrown. Berrian only has two catches for 37 yards this season...
Bernard Berrian, seen here in a rare moment holding a football
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Berrian, probably not knowing John Kriesel had both legs amputated, ended a Twitter exchange with the Iraq veteran by writing, "and if not sit down n shut up!!" Recent communications indicate a good ending to the story.
The beauty of social media is that you can communicate with people around the world, forward your personal and professional profiles, and have a lot of fun. The downside of social media is that you never know who you're really talking to, and if things get heated, you can embarrass yourself in front of the entire world.
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