Today's idiotic Twitter war is brought to you by the Washington Redskins and their fans, who booed their own team during a less than inspiring 9-7 win over St. Louis, then were insulted by linebacker Robert Henson. Wait, who?
Yes, the Robert Henson, the reserve rookie linebacker who has not played a down in the NFL. (That's his highlight reel above. He's on the right.) After the game on Sunday, he chastised his 1,200 Twitter followers saying:
"All you fake half hearted Skins fan can . . . I won't go there, but I dislike you very strongly, don't come to Fed Ex to boo dim wits!!"
Strong dislike! Meow! He Tweeted 52 times on Sunday night, most of them arguments (and then apologies) with other Twitter users over who is good and loyal fan and who is a poopyhead. I'm guessing most of the responses were something along the line of "Who the hell are you?" Among Henson's follow ups:
"No I didn't play but I still made more than you in a year and you'd [gladly] switch spots with me in a second. I was talking to the fans [who] said the crazy stuff, I'm use [to heckling] but I've never been booed in my own stadium. Again that was for the half hearted but if everyone wants to jump in come on. The question is who are you to say you know what's best for the team and you work 9 to 5 at Mcdonalds [sic].
The key difference between Henson and those 9-to-5ers, obviously, is that they actually work for their money. One Redskin veteran who was asked about the situation didn't even know if Henson was on the roster. Henson apologized and then shut down his Twitter page, so none of us will ever have to think about this again. The end.