JuJu continues to get clowned after being lit up by Bengals
Steelers’ wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster continues to receive heavy criticism after being lit up by the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday Night Football.
There haven’t been many positives to come from the Cincinnati Bengals’ 2020 campaign but, at the very least, they put an end to wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster’s antics- for both themselves and the rest of the league.
After spending the large majority of the season taunting opposing teams, creating TikToks, and focusing on social media more than the game itself, the infamous Pittsburg Steelers receiver announced that he would be putting an end to his notorious pre-game ritual, saying,
"“For the betterment of myself and my teammates, I’m going to stop dancing on the logos.”"
JuJu’s got it right. If ceasing to dance on the opposing team’s logos prevents Smith-Schuster from drawing the wrath of safety Vonn Bell in the future, it will certainly be for the betterment of himself.
Plenty are commenting on JuJu’s situation after Bengals beatdown
You don’t have to search far to get a gauge on how the rest of the league feels about the situation that has developed around JuJu. The Bengals left nothing to the imagination in regards to their opinion of the matter during their primetime matchup.
However, it seems that Smith-Schuster has drawn the ire of more than just his AFC North rivals. Fox Sports analyst Skip Bayless had this to say after Pittsburg dropped their third-straight contest,
"“This is completely out of control, over the edge, out of line… You gotta go dance on their logo in their stadium before the game and post it?… are you kidding me?”"
It’s one thing to draw criticism from a talking head, opposing team’s fans, or even the opposing team themselves, but when peers that have nothing to do with the situation begin to get involved, that’s when you know things are getting out of hand. That’s exactly what appears to have happened, according to JuJu’s own social media.
Defensive tackle Javon Kinlaw from the San Fransico 49ers appears to have messaged Smith-Schuster on Instagram, jokingly saying the Bengals threw him out of the “corvette”, a reference to the lyrics JuJu danced to during the pre-game. Smith-Schuster didn’t take the joke very well, and he responded publicly, allowing fans to see just how much it got to him.
For someone that liked to make light of every situation, things sure got serious in a hurry. If the Steelers don’t put an end to their losing streak soon, the clowning of Smith-Schuster will undoubtedly continue.