Shirt inspired by Dolphins GM’s profane fan interaction: ‘We Need You To Fire Yourself’ (pic)
During Sunday’s game against the Oakland Raiders at Sun Life Stadium, beleaguered Miami Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland had an awkward (and what eventually turned into a regrettable) interaction with a fan while walking around the concourse at halftime.
While the Dolphins would ultimately beat the Raiders on that given Sunday, many in the Dolphins fanbase have developed an antagonistic attitude towards the oft-criticized Ireland, something that manifested itself when one fan approached Ireland and let the GM know exactly what he thought of Ireland, saying, “We need you to fire yourself.”
“Sean,” the fan who had no qualms telling it like it is, told a Miami radio station that Ireland patted him on the shoulder before saying, “Good one,” before calling Sean an “a**hole” and walking away.
Usually, stories such as these rarely are substantiated, and while Ireland did not appear to admit exactly what was said, the Dolphins GM did concede in an interview with a Miami Herald writer that an awkward interaction had occurred between him and a fan, saying:
“It did happen at halftime and I was going back to my booth after seeing my wife and I did talk to several fans that were very nice,” Ireland said. “But as I’m walking back this guy introduces himself to me and says I should fire myself.
“It caught me off-guard. I just turned and walked away but I did say the word. I regret I used the word I used. I thought I was using it under my breath. I guess I kind of said it loud enough that he could hear it. I literally said it under my breath. At the time I felt I handled the situation pretty good. Probably muttered it a little too loud. I regret that I said anything.”
As often occurs when a clever one-liner gains some steam on the internet, one enterprising entrepreneur has created a t-shirt, sure to be worn soon by disgruntled Dolphins fans all over (via Eye on Football):
Ha. Very clever. But as far as shirts inspired by clever one-liners are concerned, I’ll stick with my “Don’t Tase Me, Bro” shirt, thank you very much.
[H/T Shutdown Corner]