Newly-acquired Cleveland Browns safety Damarious Randall has a unique proposition for National Basketball Association fans around the globe. Randall - the Browns' new free safety, acquired from the Green Bay Packers in an offseason trade - stirred up the hornet's nest that is Cleveland fandom by blatantly rooting for Golden State, to the point of nearly taunting Cleveland fans on Twitter. The only catch? The Cleveland Cavaliers need to win the NBA Championship and you need to retweet Randall's tweet below.
With 695,000 retweets and counting, Randall doubled down on his promise Tuesday night after a fan accused him of bluffing. "I definitely didn't think the Cleveland fan base would go this insane about it".
Browns safety Damarious Randall underestimated two things: the power of social media and passion of Cleveland fans.
Randall did not say which team or player the jersey will be of.
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That tweet has since gone on to become the most retweeted tweet by any National Football League player in history, now with more than 800,000 retweets and counting.
As I'm writing this, Randall is up to 114,000 retweets (and rising). "He is one of the greatest players to ever touch a basketball if you ask me". "Obviously it got the whole world excited about it, and now I'm actually excited about it". Also, Randall's boast could prove expensive, but the 25-year-old did not specify which jersey he'd purchase.
"I don't think any Cleveland fans would sell me any tickets anymore", Randall said.