Put yourself in the shoes of an NFL play on the day of the Super Bowl. You’re about to play in the biggest game in American sports, and the stadium is going to be crawling with journalists who are eager to snap a quick picture of you. What do you wear to enter the building? A suit, perhaps?
JuJu Smith-Schuster set the internet ablaze with his outlandish outfit ahead of the big game, which looked like a cross between a Scottish Highlander and a boy in his school uniform. If that wild description doesn’t put the image immediately into your head, here is the Tweet from Fox Sports that got people talking about the attire of the star wide receiver.
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) February 12, 2023
I assume that the goal here was simply to stand out, and boy oh boy it worked. The Tweet has already been seen by over half a million people, less than a day later. Now, a quick dive into the comments of that Tweet shows all that we need to know about how the outfit was received. Not great reactions, but any press is good press. Here are a few of the best comments:
“How’s a dude just wake up an casually decide “ima wear a skirt today”?” – DannyDan3210
“can’t wait for JuJu’s bag pipes performance today” – lbrad5
“These young guys today are weird. Growing up in the 80’s & 90’s Pro Athletes wore a suit. Simple. Elegant.” – Kembageorge
While people may be hating on the choice of clothing from Smith-Schuster, they can’t deny that he played a pivotal role in the Super Bowl win for the Kansas City Chiefs. He caught 7 catches for 53 yards, and drew a controversial penalty in the final minutes of the game that sealed the victory for KC. He was overjoyed after the win, writing “Words can’t explain this moment! SUPER BOWL CHAMP!!”
Words can’t explain this moment! SUPER BOWL CHAMP!! pic.twitter.com/wroj5HQy0P
— JuJu Smith-Schuster (@TeamJuJu) February 13, 2023
That controversial penalty call was the topic of discussion, as the referee crew was subject to tons of scrutiny following the game. Smith-Schuster agreed with their ruling , saying:
“Oh yes, a hundred percent. My route was strike in and then strike back out. I mean, Bradberry is a good player but I feel like the call is gonna be called.”
Even the defensive player who was called for the hold, James Bradberry, agreed that the play was illegal, saying:
“It was holding. I tugged his jersey. I was hoping they would let it slide.”
Footage of the play is a hot topic of discussion today, with some fans saying that it was a foul while others insist that the players need to be allowed to play on in such a dramatic final moment of the game.
This was called holding
Do you agree?
— PFF (@PFF) February 13, 2023
JuJu Smith-Schuster just couldn’t seem to keep himself out the spotlight yesterday, whether it was on the field or off the field. For a guy like him, who rose to fame with the Pittsburgh Steelers as an eclectic and lively personality, this should come as no surprise. And he is certainly not going to change anytime soon, so be on the lookout for more wild stuff from JuJu.
Featured image: screenshot from embedded Tweet
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