I'm not sure if Bill Belichick genuinely does not understand anything about social media or if he's just trying to be funny.
But either way, his lack of knowledge of the 21st century popped up again during an interview on WEEI when he was asked to comment on Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown's Facebook live video that featured Mike Tomlin referring to the Patriots as "assholes."
“Yeah, as you know I’m not on SnapFace and all that, I don’t really get those,” Belichick told WEEI.” “I’m just really worried about getting our team ready to go. I’m not really too worried about what they put on InstantChat, or whatever it is.”
Funny enough, Brown could be fined for his actions, per Adam Schefter.
Steelers WR Antonio Brown could be fined for violating the league’s social media policy for his post-game live... https://t.co/cUGCiucc0N— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 16, 2017
Belichick will never openly admit it, but everyone and their mother knows he will use Tomlin's comments as bulletin board material. And if things go the way they usually do when an opponent says anything even the slightest bit derogatory about the Patriots, Tomlin's grave is waiting for him.
Additionally, the Patriots' players echoed Belichick's statements, saying they didn't care what Tomlin or anyone else had to say.
“I don’t care,” linebacker Dont’a Hightower said during a radio appearance Monday. “Is that supposed to hurt my feelings?”
Julian Edelman also addressed the issue.
“Hey, people have different rules,” he said. “That’s how that team is run. I personally don’t think that would be something that would happen in our locker room, but, hey, whatever. Some people like red and some people like blue. Some people like tulips and some people like roses, whatever.”
This isn't the first time the Steelers have made comments about the Patriots leading up to a game (Antonio Smith in 2007) under Tomlin, and I hope they keep doing it. It just goes to show they haven't learned anything.
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