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Hall of Fame linebacker Dick Butkus takes aim at the New York Jets on Twitter

It was a peaceful (albeit cold) Groundhog Day morning in the New York metropolitan area. New York Jets fans were minding their own business, enjoying their favorite offseason festivities such as scouting prospects at the Senior Bowl and mapping out their perfect offseason plan.

Then, Hall-of-Famer Dick Butkus declared war on the green-and-white faithful.

The 79-year-old Chicago Bears legend took a seemingly unprovoked shot at the Jets on Twitter by tweeting, “its groundhogs day which means the @nyjets have already been eliminated from playoff contention [sic]”.

After receiving plenty of vitriol from Jets fans, Butkus doubled down and went in for seconds on Thursday morning. He tweeted, “too bad mark sanchez cant see all you @nyjets fans defending him the guy could never read defenses [sic]”.

Those sure are interesting words from a guy who failed to reach the playoffs even once in his nine-year NFL career.

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While Butkus has not strapped on a helmet in nearly a half-century, he has become one of the most relevant NFL personalities on social media in recent weeks. Butkus is capturing the hearts of Twitter-using football fans with his barrage of humorous tweets, snarky replies to fans, and call-outs of Aaron Rodgers among other things.

And, of course, there’s no better way to get the average NFL fan on your side than by grasping at the low-hanging fruit and cracking a joke at the expense of the woebegone New York Jets.

Doing so comes at only one cost: making yourself an enemy of Jets fans on Twitter. Anybody who has seen what those devoted fans are capable of knows that they are a bunch you do not want to rub the wrong way.

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Tyson Madding
Tyson Madding
1 year ago

Hmmm going after Rodgers and the jets …..seems like he has deep anger issues with the color green ……CTE is a real BiiTcH

1 year ago

Fun Facts- Mark Sanchez has more playoff wins than DI*K BUT*Kiss

1 year ago

Penis Asskisser hasn’t been relevant for over 3 decades.