Johnny Manziel played at quarterback for the Cleveland Browns on Monday night in their preseason game against the Washington Redskins. And that’s the good news. Seriously that’s about it for Manziel fans and Browns supporters.
In the first quarter, Johnny Football was sacked by Redskins linebacker Ryan Kerrigan, and teammate Brian Orakpo celebrated in the most appropriate way possible. Yup, he threw up the money sign. AWW SNAP.
Still, it was a very special gesture in the third quarter that REALLY got everyone talking. After throwing an incomplete pass, Manziel blatantly raised his middle finger toward the Redskins’ bench. So at least he threw up something successfully.
Johnny Manziel flipped the bird at the Redskins bench. pic.twitter.com/nwpq5H1MpQ
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) August 19, 2014
In a clear sign of the times, the finger was granted the ultimate viral tribute -- a parody Twitter account. Never change, Internet.
.@ESPNNFL hey that's me
— Johnny's finger (@johnnysfinger) August 19, 2014
Despite Manziel’s actions and the “Fingergate” scandal that will likely take over sports media for the next 72 hours or so, for a brief second it seemed like all was not lost for the Orange and Brown. Backup quarterback Connor Shaw threw a 45-yard Hail Mary TD pass to Emmanuel Ogbuehi in the game’s final seconds to pull the team within a point. However, in the most “YOU’RE STILL THE BROWNS” moment ever, the 2-point conversion failed and the Browns lost 24-23. WOMP, WOMP.
At least you still have LeBron, Cleveland fans.
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