On the surface it may seem like Vontaze Burfict hates everything about the Pittsburgh Steelers. Could he be a secret fan living a life of shame, though?
There’s no doubting that Burfict is a bully. All you need to do is watch one Cincinnati Bengals game and you will witness Burfict making dirty plays and cheap shots that would make Ric Flair proud.
From head butts to ankle twists to helmet to helmet contact, Burfict always seems to go out of his way to hurt other players. He does an excellent job of it too, at least when it comes to the Steelers.
Back on November 1st Burfict put a serious dent in Pittsburgh’s playoff hopes when he tore LeVeon Bell’s ACL on a sideline tackle. Watch and cringe:
Burfict wasn’t done there, though. During the wild card game between the Bengals and Steelers he laid a vicious head shot on Antonio Brown that knocked him out cold:
Brown was unable to play the next week due to the ensuing concussion and won’t be able to suit up for the Pro Bowl on Sunday, either. If that wasn’t enough, Burfict also had a hand in hurting Ben Roethlisberger. This tackle messed up Big Ben’s throwing shoulder. Notice the knee drop at the end:
What the heck is wrong with this guy?
A clue from social media this morning may have solved the mystery. Vontaze Burfict is in fact a closet Steelers fan and he acts out because he’s a secret admirer and doesn’t know how to handle his feelings.
Don’t believe us? Check out this tweet that Burfict posted this morning, in which he admitted that the Steelers are “my squad” when he plays Madden:
Ah, yes. Now it all makes sense doesn’t it?
Bullies never change.
It’s not that Burfict is a violent man or even that he hates the Steelers. It’s just that he doesn’t know how to love them.