The media both loves and hates J.J. Watt at the same time. I suppose that is just what is bound to happen when you're an ultra-talented and ultra-rich sports superstar in America. Hell, LeBron James had to win a championship in friggin' CLEVELAND of all places before the nation's pundits got off his back for a couple of days.
So consider me unsurprised when NBC's Pro Football Talk (a/k/a Mike Florio) attempted to take a bite out of Watt on social media for trying to "seek attention" during the Copa America match between the United States and Argentina.
Kit is a big snug, but ready if called upon. #USAvARG pic.twitter.com/FTvx6LJ2fW— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) June 22, 2016
"Why does everyone always want to talk about me? I'm just minding my own business and seeking no attention at all." https://t.co/K67Av3zsDM— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) June 22, 2016
@ProFootballTalk you do know how Twitter works, right? If you don't want to see it, stay off my page. Take your saltiness elsewhere.— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) June 22, 2016
I do stay off your page. I follow your team's page. They retweeted it. That's how Twitter works, right? https://t.co/4arzpy1LzB— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) June 22, 2016
Take your false humility elsewhere.— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) June 22, 2016
Apparently someone has a childish axe to grind with the best defensive player on the planet. Yikes. As for Watt's thoughts on the 4-0 drubbing that the Argentinians put on the U.S. Men's National Team at NRG Stadium, well...he had about the same reaction as the rest of us.
Messi is incredible.— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) June 22, 2016
Keep on being yourself, J.J. I wouldn't change you for the world.
UPDATE: Florio just won't let this go.
Does J.J. Watt wear his new shoe 10 sizes too small, too? Love, The Internet Bully.— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) June 23, 2016