The Pittsburgh Steelers and Antonio Brown are not in a good place. With Brown wanting out of Pittsburgh, the fan base has turned on No. 84 like a bunch of rabid dogs. Videos of fans burning their Brown jerseys in fire places and in their back yards got the attention of 93.7 The Fan.
Why burn these jerseys when they could be donated to kids who might not otherwise ever own their very own Steelers jersey?
The event did good all around. 93.7 The Fan’s morning show broadcast their show live from Totin’s Diner, and any fan who brought in their No. 84 threads to donate got the following:
- Discount on their breakfast at the diner.
- A $10 gift card to Yinzers in da Burgh, a merchandise store on Penn Avenue in the Strip.
“Why burn it when you can help other Pittsburghers in need,” said Brian Engel, Development Director of St. Vincent De Paul Society of Pittsburgh.
The jerseys are being donated to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, which received a $5,000 donation during the morning live broadcasts. The charity will sell the jerseys in its stores and use that money to help people in need.
Maybe, just maybe, the Antonio Brown saga is actually doing some good in the Pittsburgh area? Not that this has stopped many fans from getting rid of their jerseys in a more flammable way, at least some offered to do some good with it before parting ways with the All-Pro wide receiver’s jersey.
In case you were wondering what Antonio Brown might think of all of this, he can’t pretend as if he doesn’t pay attention to the fans rebuking him the way they have.
Hahahahaha. So Antonio Brown blocked @MeghanKDKA on Instagram for reporting on our event today.— Colin Dunlap (@colin_dunlap) February 14, 2019
Although The Fan Morning Show was supposed to broadcast live from Jack’s on Carson Street in the South Side on Friday morning and collect Antonio Brown jerseys there as well, there had to be a change of venue.
Get the details below:
NEW LOCATION! The @FanMorningShow will collect your AB shirts & jerseys for @SVdP_Pittsburgh right here at our studios on Friday. Get the details here. https://t.co/6gOVgDPmh7— 93.7 The Fan (@937theFan) February 14, 2019