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There’s an actual dumpster fire outside the Browns’ stadium (pic)

The Cleveland Browns, as has been the fate of many other long-suffering sports franchises, have been frequently referred to as a “dumpster fire” over the years.

And as savage poetic justice would have it, on Tuesday there actually appears to be a literal dumpster fire burning nearby FirstEnergy Stadium, the gridiron home of the Browns organization.


The Browns of course narrowly avoided the second 0-16 season in NFL history in 2016 thanks to a Week 16 victory over the then-San Diego Chargers. Things haven’t gone so well so far this season, either, as the Browns have again stumbled out of the gate with an 0-4 record.

Even Hue Jackson couldn’t help but shake his head at his woeful record since taking over the Browns ahead of the 2016 season. Speaking to his 1-19 record as Browns head coach, Jackson had this to say:

“I don’t like my record any more than you do or anybody does,” Jackson said Monday following Sunday’s 31-7 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals., via “It is horrible. And I will be the first to tell you that. … I don’t like losing. I’ll be the first to tell you that.”

Dumpster fire, indeed. Both figuratively, and now, literally in a way … thanks to Tuesday’s burn outside FirstEnergy Stadium.