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Browns trolled on Twitter for congratulating Indians on World Series berth

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The city of Cleveland could be on the verge of becoming the latest incarnation of Titletown, U.S.A., thanks to the Cleveland Indians punching their tickets for the World Series. But that doesn’t mean the long-suffering Cleveland Browns get a free pass from the local fans, at least on social media.

The Browns organization took to Twitter Wednesday to congratulate the Indians on making the World Series thanks to Wednesday’s 3-0, Game 5 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays in the ALCS.

The tweet of course was a classy gesture. And teams who share the same hometown routinely celebrate the successes of their fellow local franchises.

But the Browns, unlike the defending NBA champion Cavaliers, haven’t given residents of Cleveland much to cheer about over the years. So fans, perhaps predictably, let the NFL team have it in reaction to the congratulatory tweet.

Suffice to say, a lot of vitriol, some humorous, some cold-blooded, ensued. Most of the reactions revolved around the demand that the Browns remove themselves from the equation lest they infuse the Indians with bad mojo. Overall, though, the Browns were absolutely owned over the mere act of congratulating the Indians.

Ouch. All the snark for the simple act of congratulating the Indians.

Thanks for nothing, Browns, apparently.

[CBS Sports]