Everybody Burning Jerseys Need To Chill Out

Jena Greene | Contributor

A Twitter user by the name of Kyle Gordon went viral recently when he posted a video of him burning his Celtics Isaiah Thomas jersey. The video was captioned “not my point guard.”

The post has since been deleted but it definitely caused some internet backlash. Twitter user Tony Hartman retorted his response:

Even Lebron James got involved, posting a string of tweets that seemingly defended…wait for it…every player in the NBA?

When I saw this I thought two things.

1- The grammar in these tweets is a trainwreck.

2- Solid choice on the Twitter profile photo Lebron. Way better than Tony Hartman’s.

But other than this, I didn’t really share the outrage. Does everyone really care that much about NBA beef like this? Athletes and fans alike just need to settle down.

The “not my president” stuff was bad enough in January. This “not my point guard” stuff might now go beyond it. It’s like nails on a chalkboard.

And yes, some things are off limits for burning. The American flag is one of those things. But a Celtics jersey? Come on man.

Kyle Gordon wasn’t committing treason. It’s perfectly within his rights as a citizen to burn an article of clothing. The only ones that should be upset over this is the EPA because the amount of smoke the jersey produced probably isn’t good for the ozone. But other than that — he’s fine.

If you Twitter-happy people want something to be mad about, here ya go.

Jena Greene



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