Giants star WR Odell Beckham Jr. thinks there's a double standard in his actions after video surfaced of Patriots QB Tom Brady screaming at his offensive coordinator, Josh McDaniels.
The 24-year-old took to Twitter to voice his frustrations about the Brady incident, something he says he's seen the future Hall of Fame quarterback do many times in his career. It is why he feels his actions, which have been criticized since beginning his career, shouldn't warrant the negative press that Brady never gets.
Listen when I say this is the craziest thing someone ever has tweeted or posted to me because I LITERALLY had this same conversation today about the EXACT thing ur takin about it. "There's rules..and then there's rules.." https://t.co/WiTVSL31ar- Odell Beckham Jr (@OBJ_3) December 4, 2017
Or ....immmaturity , or "needs to grow up" or "selfish" or... umm what else is it exactly that 'they' say.... or "umcomposed" no bro , I've watched that man do that exact same thing for years. Beat every time I cheered for in the super bowls... https://t.co/WiTVSL31ar- Odell Beckham Jr (@OBJ_3) December 4, 2017
He returned to the topic in the morning as it made headlines, and he made sure to tell everyone to stop wasting their time commenting at him.
Lol bro u have no idea what u started . Now u got all these critics with no credibility mentioning me to try to gain some likes or attention for what? Lol to talk about what we already knew. Some things better left unsaid. Im not phased. Workin on the best me on this return !! https://t.co/xY66rBeM7s- Odell Beckham Jr (@OBJ_3) December 4, 2017
Beckham finished it off by saying, "Stop wastin ur time tweetin me today. Negativity im blind to it. I can't see that. The amount of time and energy some of these people use to compose a tweet, u could be doin something better in this world. 24 hours a day. And every second matters."
The four-year veteran, who is currently nursing a surgically repaired ankle, made controversial news this season before his injury with his infamous peeing dog touchdown celebration against the Eagles in Week 3 being the biggest. He has also been seen voicing his emotions on the Giants' sideline in the past, including the kicking net incident last season.
There are times when Odell Beckham speaks (or Tweets) about himself that it appears he's living in some sort of alternate reality, oblivious to the impact and perception of some of the things he does.
This is most definitely one of those times. Because if he really believes that the things he's been criticized for doing over the years are comparable to what Tom Brady did on Sunday, he really is lost. There is no comparison at all.
Think of the things Beckham has been criticized - or even ripped - for over the years. It wasn't screaming at a coach in the heat of a game. To be fair, he probably would have been criticized for that. There definitely is a double-standard between Brady, an NFL icon with five Super Bowl rings, and Beckham, a young star with a history of controversy. But some would've understood that to be the "passion" he says he has.
No, what Beckham has been criticized for are things like his on-field meltdown vs. Josh Norman a few years ago, the months-long war of words that followed, his odd look-at-me affair with the kicking net on the sidelines, his trip to the party boat in Miami with teammates at the start of the Giants' playoff week last season, the hole he punched in the Lambeau Field wall after that playoff game, and his vulgar dog-peeing touchdown celebration earlier this year.
A double-standard? When has Brady done any of that?
If Beckham really was "following his lead" none of that would have happened. Those incidents are why people say he "needs to grow up", is "uncomposed" or "selfish". None of those are criminal offenses, so they all need to be kept in perspective. But they are hardly examples of Brady-like behavior.
Yes, screaming at a coach on the sideline is wrong. And if that's all Beckham had done, he could claim a double-standard. But it's laughable that he's trying to do that here. He just can't, until Brady celebrates a touchdown by lifting his leg and pretending to pee.