Just last week we highlighted Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe’s admirable efforts at creating a lockout-themed “Hitler’s Downfall” parody video, now he’s back at it on Twitter, taking shots at some pretty big NFL names, mentioning them all and summarizing his thoughts on those players with the hashtag #douchebags.
What is sticking in Kluwe’s craw is how Peyton Manning and Drew Brees (and others, including Vincent Jackson and Logan Mankins) are selfishly attempting to hijack settlement discussions in order to negotiate their own side deals, with the possible side effect of stalling a timely resolution and end to the lockout. In the case of Manning and Brees, they want be exempt from ever having the franchise tag placed upon them during the remainder of their careers while Jackson and Mankins would like to become unrestricted free agents or alternatively, be compensated to the tune of $10 million.
Way to put your own selfish interests in front of all of your NFL-playing colleagues, and perhaps more importantly, all of your fans. The punter is right: quite the demonstration of being “that guy.” A mighty fine job pointing it out, Chris Kluwe. Screw those guys.