Deshaun Watson finally making his regular-season Cleveland Browns debut has been the biggest story of the weekend in the NFL.
Given Watson’s legal woes, and in light of the hefty price Cleveland paid to acquire him, there has been a lot of scrutiny surrounding Sunday’s game.
Particularly given that it was coming against Watson’s old team, the Houston Texans.
In that respect, it’s unsurprising that NFL fans decided to get really creative ahead of the big outing. One guy, in particular, really took things to the next level:
Going to be an ugly NFL Sunday in Houston. pic.twitter.com/v49IvVdfex
— Matt Young (@Chron_MattYoung) December 4, 2022
The reference there is to Watson being accused of sexual misconduct by more than 20 women over inappropriate behavior during massages.
That said, given that a son also revealed that his mom lied about Watson, it’s also not particularly difficult to see why things got muddied enough along the way to confuse everyone.
Which brings us back to Sunday’s game between Watson’s Browns and the Texans, which marks his big NFL return.
Fan reactions to the aforementioned t-shirt were telling:
Wtf is wrong with people https://t.co/vqogYqiiAo
— Matt St. Jean (@mattstdream) December 4, 2022
What happened to shame https://t.co/LVsZ7Nnjta
— p🃏 (@midriffIover) December 4, 2022
Nasty work https://t.co/xNDgiJAOt7
— Half Mane Half Tweets (@NobodyTweetn) December 4, 2022
Browns fans will never see heaven, and you can bet on that. https://t.co/VH4eQGKu57
— Jonesy🍾 (@aj052822) December 4, 2022
The mistake by the lake https://t.co/xTR4exfcnl
— AZBubba (@azbubba2004) December 4, 2022
Browns fans are the least classy https://t.co/jPeiMvOURb
— aiyana (7-mike white) (@nobetsonthejets) December 4, 2022
It will be interesting to see how Watson ultimately shakes off the rust.
Cleveland made a massive investment in him over the summer.
— Game 7 (@game7__) December 3, 2022
Will they get a good return on it?
An answer should emerge soon enough.