Browns HC Freddie Kitchens spotted wearing ‘Pittsburgh started it’ shirt
If there wasn’t already enough animosity between the Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers, Freddie Kitchens’ latest choice of attire added fuel to the fire. On social media, Kitchens, the Browns’ head coach, was spotted wearing a “Pittsburgh started it” shirt.
The phrase is a reference to the unfortunate altercation that occurred in Week 11. In the scuffle, Myles Garrett was suspended indefinitely after striking Mason Rudolph with his own helmet near the end of the game.
It was an ugly scene for the NFL. Altogether, the fines exceeded $500,000, and three players were suspended. Among them, only Larry Ogunjobi of the Browns will be able to return in time for Sunday’s rematch with the Steelers.
Without a doubt, it’s not a good look for Kitchens to be sporting a shirt that makes light of the terrible scuffle. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the shirt was given to the Browns’ head coach by his daughters ‘as a joke’.
The first-year head coach chose to wear the shirt while he went with his family to go see the movie “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.” The decision to wear the shirt is even more questionable when you consider the fact that Mr. Rogers, who the movie is based on, is from Pittsburgh.
If Kitchens’ choice of apparel did anything, it proved that the rivalry between Cleveland and Pittsburgh is getting heated. While it will be exciting to see these two teams play one another on Sunday, hopefully, there aren’t any uncalled for occurrences that happen on or off of the field.