I might be late to the game on this one, considering the Twitter newscycle nowadays, but Jeremy Guthrie wore this shirt last night in his post-game press conference after the 11 year vet dealt in his MLB postseason debut—and it was awesome. Its tough to read in this photo, but it says “These O’s Ain’t Royal,” an awesomely clever, harmless, non-venomous play on the Chris Brown song “Loyal” that plays 85 times a day on every pop radio station in the world. Its funny, right?!
But wait! According to Twitter’s grimiest, slimiest, cave-dwelling trolls, Guthrie is now “CLASSLESS! ARGHHHH!!!”
Congrats @TheRealJGuts for showing a true lack of class wearing that shirt post game.You’re like the Ron Burgundy of pitchers but not funny.
— Josh Charles (@MrJoshCharles) October 15, 2014
“A True Lack of Class,” says Twitter Troll
God forbid an athlete show even a molecule of personality or E!SPN and other click-baiters will run a headline like this, reinforce the behavior of these trolls, and force the “offending” player to apologize for it, further discouraging any athlete from having any fun at all with fans or showing any signs of a beating heart. And then people turn around and criticize guys like Jeter and Belichick for being boring and playing it by the book every time.
OH MY GOD JEREMY GUTHRIE IS ROOTING FOR HIS TEAM TO WIN, WHAT AN ARROGANT CLASSLESS GUTLESS SCUM OF A MAN!!!
We can all agree that every last one of these buffoons needs his internet license revoked, and if you disagree you are one of them. But the general disgust I have for these parasites obscures what makes this particular situation even more ridiculous. What in “These O’s Ain’t Royal” is actually offensive? Its funny, harmless trash-talk directed at no one. I still can’t figure it out, and I’d bet my life savings that most of the deeply offended people (who have nothing better to do than find ways to be deeply offended) wrote something infinitely more hateful and offensive.
I try to keep my opinions out of the equation here, but if I can help just one Twitter troll see the light, then this was all worth it.
Most importantly, I can’t find the shirt available online. Let me know if you see it.