July 30, 2014

Video: Cleveland Browns fan burns Brandon Weeden jersey

Nobody in Browns town likes it when the Browns lose, but one fan apparently hated it so much that he filmed the burning of his Brandon Weeden jersey. As I stated on Twitter last week, I haven’t bought a Browns jersey since my Kellen Winslow one was rendered useless. I bet this Browns fan wishes he could say the same. Or maybe pyromania is more exciting than not wasting money on jerseys that are likely to become irrelevant.

[Related: Browns defense disappointed following loss to Detroit Lions]

  • darthroseman

    Clearly this person is a moron. They bought a Brandon Weeden jersey.

  • Robbie S

    Agreed. Who buys a 30 year old QB’s jersey who has does absolutely nothing in the league?

  • The_Matt_Of_Akron

    Dear Cleveland Sports Fans,

    Stop burning jerseys, it makes the whole city look petty and ridiculous. You are fans of Cleveland sports, you should be used to disappointment and thus, tougher than this. All we have is our dignity, until you idiots pull these stunts.

    Respectfully,
    The_Matt_Of_Akron

  • Kevin Huyghe

    That was the first thing I thought of when I saw the headline… who has a Brandon Weeden jersey to burn?

  • Wow

    It’s very embarrassing.

  • FearTheRoo

    Embarrassing…Cleveland fans need to grow up.

  • CB Everett

    To paraphrase S— My Dad Says, no adult man should wear a player’s jersey. That’s for kids and the woman/women currently —-ing said player.

  • Adam

    This is why you buy custom jerseys. I never buy player jerseys. It’s a waste of money here in Cleveland.

  • Jeremy Campbell

    Who bought a Weeden jersey to begin with?

  • @TheDeePagel

    He’s obviously thinking: “It’s okay, I can burn this one, because I still have my Gerrard Warren jersey I can wear to the games…”

    And that Warren jersey sits in the closet next to his Indians Mark Lewis jersey, and his Cavs Danny Ferry jersey.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Absolutely.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Clearly a Browns fan.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    The only good thing is this isn’t just a “Cleveland” thing it does happen in other cities.

  • @TheDeePagel

    With all the grief Houston fans are getting for cheering Matt Schaub’s injury – can you imagine how ugly it would be if Weeden got hurt in Cleveland and was rolling around on the turf?

  • Garry_Owen

    Why is it embarassing? I really don’t get that. Because ESPN says it is? If someone wants to burn something that they own, can’t they do that (within legal limits)?
    Besides, the dude didn’t burn “Weeden’s jersey” any more than that other dude (maybe the same dude?) burned “LeBron’s jersey.” He burned HIS jersey. And it’s not like it was “Weeden in effigy,” which would arguably be embarassing.
    Regardless, his burning of a jersey that he purchased doesn’t impact my dignity. Or yours. Or Weeden’s. Not one bit. His, mabye, but I don’t even think that.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    I don’t know if it would be that bad I mean Schaub has really been taking a beating in Houston. To be fair he’s been almost as bad as Weeden so I can understand the Texan fans frustrations but that still doesn’t excuse their reactions.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    I’d be embarrassed to have purchased a Weeden jersey in the first place. I mean the guy probably owned a Derek Anderson jersey too and never thought of just changing the name. But more importantly maybe Matt was speaking for this individual’s family. I don’t know.

  • MrCleaveland

    That looks like Weeden’s mom’s house.

  • rtpinfla

    Now I am NOT saying I wish for anyone to get injured, but if anyone was to suffer an injury, maybe it would be best to occur in Green Bay or In Kanas City so we wouldn’t get blasted in the media because a few fans would cheer.
    Just sayin…

  • dwhit110

    Well done. This is the first comment that came to mind as well. At least if it were a Hillis jersey, I would understand what the motivation was to buy it.

  • nj0

    OOOOHHHH!!!! Burning a jersey!!!! How original and daring! Bet you’re still wearing your jeans backwards like Kris Kross?

  • Garry_Owen

    I believe that was a “game worn” jersey. Specifically, Sunday’s game. And I think I caught a hint of an “Oklahoma redhead” accent on the video . . .

  • Big Z

    It would’ve been funnier if he awkwardly shovel-passed the jersey onto the pile before lighting it.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    The Mac Dad will make ya Jump Jump
    The Daddy Mac will make ya Jump Jump
    Kris Kross will make ya Jump Jump

    One of them died not to long ago.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Reminds me of the “Burning bush!”

  • The_Matt_Of_Akron

    It is embarrassing because it is akin to a child throwing a tantrum because he didn’t get something he wanted (in this case average QB play). When an adult acts like a child, it is embarrassing.

    I agree that it does not effect the dignity of any of us as individuals, but I do believe that it is embarrassing to the fanbase as a whole.

    (PS, never called it “Weeden’s jersey”, nor said he shouldn’t be allowed to burn it. Just said he shouldn’t. You of all of us should know there’s a difference between “legal” and “right”.)

  • Garry_Owen

    He didn’t do anything “wrong,” though, either.
    Guess I just see this differently than you. I think it’s actually kind of funny, and not childish at all – as kids don’t normally burn stuff. It’s a simple, powerful, rather humorous expression of emotion, in my opinion. No harm done to anyone or anything except his own property. That’s kind of funny.
    (And I wasn’t addressing you with the “Weeden’s jersey” comment so much as making a general observation about what most people say in instances like this. Should have been more clear.)

  • Garry_Owen

    I mean, dude went to the time and trouble to gather up kindling, built the elements of a bonfire, and then attempted to light it – WITH A SHIRT! That’s kinda funny.

  • CB Everett

    I think you should have put a spoiler alert at the start of the song:)

  • CB Everett

    …and the faint twang of a banjo playing in the distance.

  • The_Matt_Of_Akron

    Cool, differing (and reasonably explained) views are what keep me coming back here. I guess I don’t like the posting online part of it, but I tend to knee-jerk against most of this social-media type stuff, as it seems too egocentricfor my tastes.

    And if you didn’t burn stuff as a kid, you either had much better parents or a much worse childhood than I ;-)

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    wiggidy wiggidy whack!

  • Garry_Owen

    Yeah. Cool cool cool. I too am a social media luddite. When I hear the phrase, “Twitter exploded,” my heart usually leaps with the faint hope that it might actually be true. And the phrase, “Like this on Facebook,” might as well be written in cyrillic for all of the meaning that it has for me. So, I can agree that posting a video of this – or anything! – on the internet is kind of like staring at your reflection in a pool of water while dying of thirst for fear of disturbing the image.
    (I was applying the “reasonable child” standard, since you invoked my awesome lawyerlyness. Not saying anything about you, per se. Just saying. I did, though, for a moment there think that I was going to have to go all “Sir Jeffrey Robert Cox IV, Esquire, Author Extraordinaire” on you. Please let’s not get into comparing how far we drive or how many channels we have to change to watch the Browns.)

  • The_Matt_Of_Akron

    Please, not Jeffrey Robert Cox! I take it all back!

  • nj0

    Yeah, he got a NYT obit.

  • Henry Brown

    Wait that would actually be funny. Burning a jersey is somewhere between dumb and insane.

  • Kildawg

    2008 Derek Anderson (but that could have been cheering for Brady Quinn). Except there’s no exciting backup waiting in the wings since Hoyer tore his ACL. Maybe Campbell would be more serviceable than Weeden as the fill-in starter.

  • Kildawg

    Or he DID change the name on the jersey by having a garment shop or something make a “Weeden” nameplate to replace the “Anderson” one. Not that hard to order brown material, white letters, and sew the new nameplate on.

  • nj0

    But only after looking confusedly between multiple piles of wood.

  • Garry_Owen

    As he starts to fall down from a leaf brushing his shoulder.

  • NoVA Buckeye

    “Where did my Weeden jersey go?”
    -Mike Holmgren

  • sja11

    I never understood the burnings. Wear it with pride, it shows you stick around during the bad times.