After a week of Antonio Brown grabbing all the headlines for the Pittsburgh Steelers for all of the wrong reasons, it would appear that Le’Veon Bell has been feeling a little bit left out. If anyone is going to be a distraction in 2018, it seems that Bell is determined to make sure it is him and the absentee running back put the spotlight back on himself with another aggravating social media post in the early hours of Sunday morning.
sometimes a simple “thank you” can go a long way...I feel like too many ppl take me for granted...— Le'Veon Bell (@LeVeonBell) September 23, 2018
Proving that nothing good can come of tweeting your thoughts at 4.21 a.m., Bell’s latest personal insight is likely to fall on deaf ears just as much as all of his previous efforts to portray himself as a sympathetic figure have done.
At the time of writing, there had been over a thousand responses to Bell’s comment and few of them included the two words he was looking for, even if several did include a two word statement beginning with the letters F and O. While it is unclear if he is looking for a thank you from the fans or his teammates, there seems to be little chance he will receive one from either.
Like millions of people the world over, few of us get a thank you for being paid to do our jobs, given that is generally what the money part is for. The Steelers are willing to offer Bell the equivalent of 855,000 thank yous a week if he would do his.
That being said, there are plenty of people Bell has helped this season and it is perhaps only fair that they show their gratitude - Every team that Pittsburgh will face in the games that he misses, their respective fans, and anyone else around the world who hates the Steelers all owe Bell a huge thank you.