Steelers fans use more profane language on social media than fans of any other NFL team, according to data analyzed by Proofpoint Nexgate— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) January 29, 2015
The city of Pittsburgh has always been known as a blue collar town. Hard working people who like to party just as hard when they are able. Since the 1970's Steelers dynasty, the fan base, affectionately known as 'Steeler Nation', has grown almost globally and is often considered the true America's team. With that growth makes the connection between city and team almost irrelevant in terms of the overall fanbase.
Nonetheless, a recent study from Proofpoint Nexgate showed the Pittsburgh Steelers fan base uses the most profane language on social media in comparison to the other 31 NFL fanbases.
Not necessarily a claim to fame most would be proud of, but those Steelers fans who dabble in social media know all too well the venom which can be disseminated before, during and especially after Steelers games.
Do fans really care about their salty language they might see on their Facebook, Twitter or Instagram accounts? Some very well might, but most probably don't give a sh-t.