Antonio Brown Signing Stir-Up a Threat for a Mass Shooting

A football fan’s anger over wide receiver Antonio Brown‘s signing with the New England Patriots got truly frightening over the weekend when he threatened a mass shooting at Gillette Stadium.

Antonio Brown became the NFL’s most-hated player this summer over his childish behavior with the Oakland Raiders, which culminated in his release and eventual — if not predictable — signing with the defending Super Bowl champion Patriots. The story incited a lot of anger around the league, and a Giants fan in Rhode Island threatened a mass shooting at Sunday’s Patriots game.

44-year-old Tobias Gray wrote, “Since the Patriots signed Antonio Brown I’m going to pull a white boys school shooting at Foxboro… If I ever get my hands on a gun, which I don’t have one yet but I’m looking, I will go shoot up random people at Foxboro.”

Gray wore a Giants jersey in court yesterday for his arraignment. His lawyer argued that he wasn’t serious about the threat and just had an emotional reaction to Brown’s signing. (Fox News)

Hot Takes:

  • Sports fans get too emotional over stuff.
  • He probably was just angry and not serious about a mass shooting, but you can’t make threats like this and not expect to be arrested.
  • You’d expect a Raiders fan to make a threat like that after the way Brown treated them this summer. Not a Giants fan.
  • Settle down, football fans. It’s just a game.