Antonio Brown broke his silence fairly quickly after being separated from the Buccaneers following a meltdown during the Jets game Sunday afternoon.
Brown posted on Instagram and Twitter about an hour after the game ended, including a photo of himself with the caption “Super Gremlin” with a loose hand emoji.
The wide receiver let the Buccaneers win over the Jets during the third quarter after arguing with members of the Buccaneers team on the sidelines. Then he began to tear his jersey, protectors and jersey, threw them into the stands and left the field.
Head coach Bruce Arians announced after the game that Brown “is no longer a Buc.”
Brown’s post caption “Super Gremlin” is the title of a popular Kodak Black song. It is believed that Brown made this caption on purpose to refer to the song, although Brown has not confirmed this.
The meaning of the song makes sense for Brown’s situation on Sunday. For example, The Focus said “The song sees Kodak Black rapping about lost ties and betrayal while reminiscing about a past friendship.”
The “Super Gremlin” chorus has also led fans on social media to make connections between the lyrics and Brown’s situation.
“We could have been superstars / I can’t help it, now I’m remembering / Remember when we were stealing cars / Now you better keep your distance / Because it’s not safe for you / You changed like a p …, lil ‘B-.”
Brown joined the Buccaneers in 2020 to rehabilitate his NFL career after a series of pitches and helped Tampa Bay win Super Bowl 55. However, after another controversial season this year (he just returned to the team after from being suspended for misrepresenting his vaccination status), Brown was one more step away from a release.
About 15 minutes after his first post, Brown went back to posting on Instagram. This time, it was an advertisement for Fashion Nova.
Brown posted another Instagram photo Sunday night, this time thanking the Buccaneers for the “opportunity” to play for them. With this post, it looks like there won’t be as much bad blood as expected.
Brown’s future in the NFL is unknown at this time. But with only one week left in the regular season, it is believed that Brown will not join another team this season.