The Cleveland Browns are taking on the Pittsburgh Steelers but all social media seems to care about is Jadeveon Clowney throwing Chase Claypool’s shoe
Whenever the Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers face-off, you can count on it being a hotly contested game. And every now and then, you can expect something crazy to happen.
On Monday Night Football in Week 17, some of the crazy came out as Cleveland defensive end Jadeveon Clowney decided to do something no one saw coming. After the Browns defense stopped Chase Claypool on a third-down play, Clowney took the wide receiver’s shoe and threw it.
The play quickly made the rounds on social media and Twitter had jokes.
There were several references to Austin Powers, with the following GIF popping up all over.
Then, there was also the connection to George W. Bush, who showed insane reflexes when he once had a shoe thrown at his head during a press conference.
While it’s not every day we can compare the Browns defense to George W., it’s also not a good thing. Clowney’s gaffe set the Steelers up with a free first down as he was flagged for a penalty on the play.
Naturally, Pittsburgh’s offense cashed in and scored a touchdown to take the lead 7-0 in what had been a tough defensive battle.
Pittsburgh is 7-7-1 and trying to stay in the playoff hunt whereas the 7-8 Browns were eliminated on Sunday. They still are playing for their first consecutive winning season since 1989 but the early signs aren’t great.
Cleveland’s offense is a mess and the defense is being worn down due to being out there for the majority of the second quarter.