Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell watched his team from home after his holdout spilled into the regular season, but that didn’t stop him from weighing in on what was a disappointing regular-season opener for Pittsburgh.
The Steelers blew a 14-point fourth-quarter lead Sunday and tied the Cleveland Browns, who last season went 0-16. The game ended locked up at 21 apiece.
Minutes after the Steelers and Browns tied, Bell posted a message to his verified Twitter account with an emoji of a face using a monocle, which is often used to express doubt in something.
Many users replied to the message assuming it was a criticism of Pittsburgh’s play Sunday, but Bell quickly clarified, saying: “no shade, just never witnessed a tie before…”
Bell, who hasn’t yet signed the franchise tag tender the team placed on him in March (for the second year in a row), skipped the entire offseason workout program and all of training camp to express his displeasure with the lack of movement on a long-term contract.
In Bell’s place, second-year running back James Conner played very well, gaining 192 yards from scrimmage with two touchdowns, but fumbled the ball late in the game. Pittsburgh’s six turnovers were a significant reason why it couldn’t pull away from the Browns.