Freddie Kitchens has had plenty of critics over the course of the 2019 season. After Sunday’s 20-13 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, he has even more.
Just days before the match-up, the Cleveland head coach sported a “Pittsburgh Started It” T-shirt in a picture with a fan. Of course, the shirt was referencing the incident between Myles Garrett and Mason Rudolph that occurred only two weeks ago. Considering the circumstance resulted in multiple suspensions and fines, many regard the shirt vastly inappropriate.
Steelers guard Ramon Foster expressed his views towards the shirt after the game.
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According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Kitchens explained that his daughter had given him the shirt “as a joke.” He reportedly did not intend for anyone to see it and understands that “it was a bad look.”
The 2019 season has been nothing short of a disappointment for the Cleveland Browns. After acquiring wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. in the offseason, the Super Bowl became a realistic expectation for the team. But, as of now, the Browns sit at 5-7 and in third place in the AFC North.
With the disappointment from the season so far, there is growing belief that Freddie Kitchens will no longer be the head coach of the Browns come the offseason. Kitchen’s wearing of the controversial t-shirt just adds to many suggesting he is not right for the job.
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