Twitter reacts to Jason Pierre-Paul trade to Bucs with fireworks jokes
Jason Pierre-Paul on Thursday was reportedly traded by the New York Giants to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in another seismic move in what has been a very eventful NFL offseason. Perhaps not surprisingly in light of Pierre-Paul’s tumultuous past related to one particular harrowing incident, wisenheimers on Twitter came with the snark.
The terms of the blockbuster trade are as follows, per ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter.
Another blockbuster trade: Giants trading DE Jason Pierre-Paul and a 2018 fourth-round pick to Buccaneers for a 2018 third-round pick and a fourth-round pick, source tells ESPN.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 22, 2018
Pierre-Paul of course suffered a traumatic injury to his hand in a Fourth of July fireworks accident in 2015 that resulted in having his right index finger and parts of two others amputated. It should not be shocking given the sensational nature of the incident that folks used it as comedic fodder in light of the trade.
While many took a more pragmatic approach to breaking down the trade by analyzing the nuts and bolts of the deal, here are the most crude efforts at humor from Twitter to make light of Pierre-Paul’s traumatic injury, as compiled by NJ.com.
There’s something weird about this Jason Pierre-Paul trade but I just can’t put my finger on it… He’s really going to blow up on the Buccaneers. That defense is going to go off like a firework
— (@BatesByDre) March 22, 2018
The Giants have traded Jason Pierre-Paul to Tampa Bay in exchange for a third round pick. It was supposed to be for a fourth, but they had him do the math on his fingers.
— Sister Jean is Bae Hatch (@402Hatch) March 22, 2018
Jason Pierre-Paul to the Bucs.
Someone break out the fireworks.
— Nick (@ItSpursSZN) March 22, 2018
Jason Pierre-Paul reportedly gave all his Giants teammates high threes on his way out the door.
— Erik (@erik316wttn) March 22, 2018
Give Jason Pierre-Paul a hand! Getting to continue his career in TB….
No, seriously, give that mofo a hand. He needs it
— Mawn Shichaels (@RaNDoM_GuY526) March 22, 2018
#JPP gonna have flashbacks every time the #Buccaneers cannon goes off. #Giants #NFL #JasonPierrePaul "Jason Pierre-Paul"
— The Other Paper (@TheOtherPaper1) March 22, 2018
Now that Jason Pierre-Paul is a Buccaneer, shouldn't he have a hook?
— Dave Joe Smith (@DayJobVu) March 22, 2018
Jason Pierre-Paul traded to the Bucs?……I guess you could say I’m blown away by this trade!! #Bazinga
— Brad Senger (@BradleySenger) March 22, 2018
Oddly enough, Jason Pierre-Paul refers to his fingers as the #Elite8#MarchMadness
— Gearis C Herndon (@G_CHerndon86) March 19, 2018
And there you have it. Social media: Where it’s always Open Mic Night.