CLEVELAND -- Thanks to just the second 0-16 season in NFL history, Cleveland Browns fans haven't had much to cheer for as of late. You wouldn't have known it by looking at social media on Sunday night, however, as Browns fans took to Twitter to celebrate the New England Patriots' -- more specifically, Kenny Britt's -- loss in Super Bowl LII.
Britt and Browns fans, of course, have come to develop a volatile relationship as a result of the veteran wide receiver's brief stint in Cleveland during the 2017 season. After signing a 4-year, $32.5 million contract with the Browns last offseason, Britt underwhelmed both on and off the field, catching 18 balls for 233 yards and 2 touchdowns in 9 games, in addition to being sent home from the team's trip to Houston for missing curfew.
On his first day on the job, new Browns general manager John Dorsey released Britt with four games left in the season. The Rutgers product resurfaced in New England, where he caught 2 balls for 23 yards in three games to close the regular season, before being made ineligible in each of the Patriots' three postseason games.
Only that didn't stop Britt from badmouthing his former team in the days leading up the Super Bowl. In a series of interviews at media day events, the 9th-year pro described the difference between his current team and former team as "everything" and even refused to acknowledge his time in Cleveland.
So as the Patriots fell to the Philadelphia Eagles by a score of 41-33 on Sunday night, perhaps it shouldn't have come as a surprise that Browns fans took pleasure in New England's defeat. Tweets regarding Britt being denied a Super Bowl ring weren't difficult to find -- even though he spent the entirety of the game standing on the sideline in sweatpants.