Darrelle Revis was able to get his first taste of victory this season, as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Miami Dolphins on Monday Night Football. After the game, however, Revis was not ready to talk about his team’s first win.
Instead, he decided to sound off on the New York Jets fans who continue to harass and threaten him on social media for leaving their team.
“You’ve got to have a backbone, because guys are saying, ‘F–k you!’ and ‘I want to kill you!’ It’s crazy, but I’ve been getting death threats from them since my first holdout [in 2010]. It’s just bitter Jets fans,” Revis said, via Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post.
“They’re still not over the fact that I’m not there no more, and they give me crap all the time on Twitter. If they would understand the business of it and understand what happened, then maybe they would know and maybe they would quit trying to point the finger at me. That’s where it is.”
It was Revis’ interception in the final two minutes that clinched the win for the Buccaneers, which allowed him to finally have the opportunity to play hero in his new home.
Athletes social media feeds are always filled with hate and criticism from keyboard warriors who are afraid to say things in person, so Revis shouldn’t be surprised, but he can sit back comfortably after helping his team to victory and count his millions while the critics chirp in the background.