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Even children of Cleveland Browns players are fans of other teams

Andrew Hawkins gives his 2-year-old son the boot for being a Bengals fan.


Michelle Jaworski

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Posted on Oct 24, 2014   Updated on May 30, 2021, 8:28 am CDT

Football loyalties are thicker than blood.

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Andrew Hawkins had a tough choice to make when he asked his 2-year-old son who his favorite NFL players were. It was one thing for him to not say his dad, but quite another to name someone from a division rival.

Tough love was the only way to go, as he jokingly kicked his son out of the house.


Only Hawkins fans allowed under my roof ✊. @ajgreen_18 @king_sanu_12 😂😭

A video posted by Andrew Hawkins (@youngbabyhawk) on

As someone who only shared a last name with an NFL player, I didn’t dare oppose that football loyalty, and it’s partly why I support the team that I do.

Good luck, little buddy. It’s a tough world out there, but you’ll still have your favorite team and in the long run that might be better than a legacy of disappointment.

H/T Uproxx | Photo via Erik Drost/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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*First Published: Oct 24, 2014, 2:16 pm CDT