James Harrison, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ oft-fined star linebacker, should probably know better than to kid around on Facebook.
Some Steelers fans don’t know a joke when they see one.
“Signed a one year deal earlier today and its not with the Steelers,” he posted to his Facebook page and Twitter account Wednesday evening. “I’ll be playing with a new team starting tonight!”
“Greedy as fuck man,” wrote Dave Weidler.
Those were ignoring two rather glaring facts: That free agency hasn’t started yet, and that Harrison quickly followed up with a photo of himself posing with his charity dodgeball team.
“2013 Ball Busters!” he wrote, touting the team’s 7 ½-3 ½ record. “We won and could have had 2 more games but I have 2 guys that don’t take coaching! I don’t know how long I’ll be able to take these 2 divas!”
At least some fans thought it was funny.
“Imagine the shit-your-pants moment when you look across the center line at the beginning of a dodgeball game and see James Harrison,” wrote George De Esch.
Photo via James Harrison/Facebook