Former Pittsburgh Steelers and current Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders made a comment recently stating that Peyton Manning is a better leader than his former quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger.
While it may have been an innocent comment, Sanders’ former teammate Antonio Brown did not take too kindly to the remarks.
Brown fired back at Sanders, saying that it is not right to criticize the man who helped to make him the player that he is today.
“That was terrible,” Brown said, via the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “You don’t throw the quarterback under the bus, the guy who makes you what you are.”
Sanders then tried to defend himself on social media with a series of tweets.
I never said Ben wasn’t a leader… I just said Peyton is a better one. I have nothing but respect for Ben as a man and as a player. #truth
— Emmanuel Sanders (@ESanders_10) July 28, 2014
— Emmanuel Sanders (@ESanders_10) July 31, 2014
Sanders had every right to say what he did, but we have a feeling the Steelers fan base won’t be wishing Sanders well after knocking the team’s quarterback.