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Dom Brown wears Cowboys jersey to the Linc, pouts over backlash

Oct 21, 2013, 2:47 PM EDT

The fact that Domonic Brown is a Cowboys fan isn’t a big deal. Sure, Phillies fans may find it distasteful, but most rational people understand professional athletes come from all over the place and have their own rooting interests. Keep showing up for work every day, don’t rub it in, and nobody would even notice or care.

But once that professional athlete goes to the Eagles-Cowboys game at the Linc decked out in full Dallas apparel—and transmits a photo for all the world to see no less—all bets are off. That’s exactly what Dom did this Sunday, and now he’s taken to whining on Twitter over criticism of his actions. A sampling via Corey Seidman on Beerleaguer:

“Philly loves you but don’t tell Philly fans you like the cowboys cause no one likes a cowboys fan,” one fan tweeted at Brown.

His response: “Philly doesn’t love me. I get boo’s almost everynight. No big deal use to it.”

As far as the fan who included Brown in a tweet reading “#tradedombrown for Giancarlo,” Brown responded with a simple “Tell the Phillies.”

Philly doesn’t love Dom Brown? He hears boos almost every night?

Right. He was getting booed all the time during an All-Star season.

Whether or not Brown did anything “wrong” by attending the Eagles game in Cowboys gear is in the eye of the beholder. Again, who he roots for in the NFL is his business.

Do athletes have a responsibility to be sensitive to the market and fanbase they represent though? He could have attended the game, even worn his ugly Cowboys stuff, and no one ever would’ve been the wiser had he just kept it to himself. Instead, he sent that photo out to over 16,000 followers, many of whom are undoubtedly Philly fans all the way.

And then he wants to take issue with the backlash? You poked the bear, Dom. There’s a way to go about things, and then there is this.

At the end of the day, are people going to care if Dom Brown continues posting All-Star seasons? I’m not sure how many people care now to be honest. The aftermath is what gets me though. What did he expect when he Tweeted that?

>> Dom Brown: ‘Philly doesn’t love me’ [Beerleaguer]

  1. who cares - Oct 21, 2013 at 2:53 PM

    Really? He’s been a Cowboys fan his whole life. Who freaking cares. Just because he plays baseball in this city he has to root for the Eagles?

    If any of you moved from Philly would you then cheer for the team of the city you moved to? This is so stupid. Who cares what the hell he does.

    • gq - Oct 21, 2013 at 3:15 PM

      I don’t care that he’s a cowboy fan, i care that he’s a child that is now whining that people gave him a hard time. Don’t whine about it afterwards, take it like an adult…

      • Pete - Oct 21, 2013 at 3:27 PM

        So the athletes should “take it like an adult” but the people who went at him for liking a different football team than do should do what exactly?

        Seriously — let’s say you go outside and slash somebody’s tires because they bought a Honda and your favorite car is a Ford. They come back and go nuts and pout and blah blah blah. You tell them this is America and they should know they have to buy American and they should know that you are really really sensitive to what cars other people have. Who is the adult in that picture?

      • willh888 - Oct 21, 2013 at 4:12 PM

        Yeah but he’s not whining about vandalism, he’s whining about being criticized on Twitter. It’s not like someone hit him with a pick up truck because he was wearing a jersey. He sent out a picture to thousands of fans, likely all from Philadelphia area. I don’t really care if he likes the Cowboys, but if you flaunt that nonsense, expect a few ripples.

        Love the photo bomber in the back flippin’ the bird. Plus Waste of Money Adams and his stupid face. Stay friends

  2. Pete - Oct 21, 2013 at 3:01 PM

    Dom got booed a ton more than he deserved this year and in the past.

    I love how any article would suggest that Brown is being a baby when the only reason this is an issue is because a segment of Philly fans get butthurt when athletes don’t act exactly how they think they should and treat the fans like royalty. And BROWN is the baby?

    I would have been pissed off about Brown being a proud Cowboys fan when I was in middle school and didn’t have a fully functioning brain.

  3. jpeezo - Oct 21, 2013 at 3:04 PM

    fuck the cowboys.

  4. Jeremy - Oct 21, 2013 at 3:08 PM

    Anyone getting bent out of shape over Domonic Brown being a Cowboys fan needs to reevaluate the way that they think about things.

  5. Oldmiddy - Oct 21, 2013 at 3:22 PM

    I don’t care that Dom’s a Cowgirls fan. Doesn’t make me particularly like him but I can understand. I don’t care if Dom wants to go to a game wearing the jersey of his favorite team.
    I DO care that Dom says he gets booed “all the time” and implies that he’d be ok with a trade to another city.
    Screw you Dom. You got booed because you didn’t perform. You start to perform and all of sudden the boo’s stopped. Magic?
    Typical whiny Cowboy fan.

  6. Suburban Gentleman - Oct 21, 2013 at 3:35 PM

    Dear God, this is *still* being discussed? I think the real whining is being done by those writing about this.

  7. winandyourin - Oct 21, 2013 at 3:51 PM

    im more interested in what @fansince09 would say about this

  8. Andrew - Oct 21, 2013 at 4:29 PM

    Yo cuz, dis is a violation.

  9. D - Oct 21, 2013 at 4:55 PM

    Not saying either side was right or wrong, just simply stating as a professional athlete you need to take into consideration the fanbase of the city you play for and give them respect because we come out, pay the money, and support our sports teams win or lose. I understand routing for the team you grew up liking, as I myself grew up outside the Philly area and now I’ve been stationed in Arizona for over a year and I wear my Philly colors loud and proud. But at the same time if you are going to do that, you need to be able to take the criticism.

  10. Brigid - Oct 21, 2013 at 5:01 PM

    He wasn’t pouting.

    I get the sense he just doesn’t care about the reaction.

  11. BenE. - Oct 21, 2013 at 5:40 PM

    Dom can use the Cowboys’ theme song as his walk up music for all I care. I root for him because he plays RF for the Phillies.

  12. Jason Radcliff. - Oct 21, 2013 at 6:03 PM

    The story here is clearly “Philly doesn’t love me…” and “Tell the Phillies” to trade him. That’s a bit disconcerting. And this isn’t the first time, add a “I know I’m gonna catch crap for this, but I gotta stay true to my roots, ya’ll scare me less then my mom who would never let me back in her house if I wore anything other than Cowboy colors” and then don’t respond to the trolls. So much of staying out of trouble is just DON’T SAY ANYTHING!

    I’m mean, how much did we love when ‘sheed would rep Philly gear in Detroit/Boston?

    Be who you are, just be smart about it and act like an adult.

  13. sfsu - Oct 21, 2013 at 8:24 PM

    I would troll the fuck out of Philly fans too if I were him

  14. r0tcod - Oct 22, 2013 at 8:12 AM

    What’s truly disturbing is the hand coming out of that guys jersey with 6 fingers.

  15. Jason R. - Oct 22, 2013 at 2:04 PM

    Also, way to buy the cheapest officially licensed jersey, Dom. Couldn’t spring the extra $35 for a Limited, eh?


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