The Pittsburgh Steelers and All-World wide receiver Antonio Brown are at an impasse.
This has been well-documented since the 2018 regular season concluded.
But as the Steelers and Brown try to figure out their next step, a massive gap has developed between the once beloved Brown and the black-and-gold fan base around the world.
Fans are more than upset with how Brown has conducted himself at the end of the season, and after, as he remains in the dark — outside of social media. With that known, it should come as little surprise to the fan base when Brown uses social media to try and get back in the good graces of those who donned his jersey every game day.
Brown took to his verified Twitter and Instagram accounts to provide the following video:
(In the case you cannot see the video below, click HERE.)
One thing I understand about this fan base and that I'll never forget and always appreciate is your passion. Know that it's all love this way and I am forever thankful for #steelernation ! (this is not a goodbye, just a thank u) pic.twitter.com/5mCg5pRjXL— Antonio Brown (@AB84) January 20, 2019
While this looks like a farewell video, Brown made it a point to let his fans know this isn’t the case. His caption to the video said the following:
One thing I understand about this fan base and that I’ll never forget and always appreciate your passion. Know that it’s all love this way and I am forever thankful for #steelernation ! (this is not a goodbye, just a thank u)
Take that for what it’s worth, but it certainly seems like a video bidding the fans adieu.
Stay tuned to BTSC for the latest news and notes surrounding the black-and-gold as the offseason continues to drag on.