After the Pittsburgh Steelers escaped Kansas City on Sunday night with an 18-16 win in their Divisional Round matchup to set up an AFC Championship clash the Patriots, Antonio Brown posted a now-infamous video on Facebook Live.
In the video, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin stood in front of his team and gave a profanity-filled speech about how they’ll be ready for the AFC Championship game despite the fact that the New England Patriots will have more than a full extra day of rest. In the speech, he referred to the Patriots as “those a**holes” which sent the football world into a tizzy about the perceived slight at the Pats’ expense.
In the video, Tomlin can be heard referring to the Patriots as “those a**holes,” which in and of itself is no big deal. Given the context of the speech’s release, his words made headlines.
On Tuesday, Coach Tomlin spoke with the media at his weekly press conference, where he affirmed that he was not happy with Brown, calling his star player “selfish” and “foolish.”
Tomlin: Antonio Brown . . . "it was foolish of him to do that, selfish and inconsiderate. It was violation of our policy, league poilicy"
— Ed Bouchette (@EdBouchette) January 17, 2017