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Johnny Staley, Staff Writer

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The Steelers suffered an embarrassing loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday 42-37, but that’s not even the worst thing that came out of the game.

Two players in particular, star wide receiver Antonio Brown and linebacker Bud Dupree, took to Twitter to show off their frustration. Dupree responded to a fan with explicit comments after the fan tweeted about him not making an impact during the game. Brown, meanwhile, attacked a former Steelers’ public relations employee after he tweeted that Brown has been led to stardom by his teammates. Brown also had multiple outbursts on the sideline with first-year offensive coordinator Randy Fichtner.

Both of these players are receiving massive amounts of criticism from the fans and members of the media. Multiple reporters then showed their followers that Brown ended up blocking them on Twitter.

This Steelers team has been more of a soap opera than a football team during this entire off-season. First, star running back Le’Veon Bell refusing to play due to his contract is showing that the team isn’t a first priority. Now, these two players are attacking fans and media who are criticizing their personal play, not the team’s struggles. These players seem to only be worried about their personal struggles, rather than the team itself.

The Steelers had high expectations, but it is now a question of whether they can make the playoffs. This issue hasn’t arisen only because of their slow start, but also because off their off-the-field antics and meltdowns.

If the team wants to have a chance at a division title and playoff chances, the players need to stop these antics. Players are more worried about promoting their personal brand, rather than winning games.

The Steelers are the biggest reality show on TV right now, and it is ruining the team’s on the team’s on the field play.  

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