With the Jaguars going from worst-to-first, their fans are empowered by their team’s success. Even after Blake Bortles and the Jacksonville Jaguars demolished the Texans last Sunday 45-7, Jadeveon Clowney responded to a question about Bortles with, “He trash”.
Last Sunday, Bortles completed 21 of 29 passes for 326 yards with three touchdowns and zero picks. He was pulled with 10 minutes to go in the game because it was so out of reach at that point. The only trash players in the game last week were the ones playing in the white jerseys and blue helmets.
In reaction to Clowney’s comments after the game, Jacksonville’s fan base has responded by sending trash to Clowney’s house and the Texans’ facility.
Address for delivery: 2 NRG Park, Houston, TX 77054-8396. pic.twitter.com/ZwqtpG4hnq— Future Mrs @EvilZorac (@bonnieupright) December 21, 2017
The most wonderful time of the year pic.twitter.com/AuLJgafAqc— Dustin Hegedus (@DRHegedus) December 21, 2017
Started on Twitter by Bonnie Upright who works in PR in Jacksonville, this movement has taken advantage of a winning team and the holiday season by sending trash cans through Amazon Prime. Upright told Michael DiRocco of ESPN that “It's Christmas. It's the season of giving," and that she wanted to be “respectful” of Clowney and was not intending to be “hateful or mean”.
This is the Jags’ first winning season in a decade, so I guess it is understandable that their fans are indulging in every opportunity to bask in this season.
When he last spoke to the media, Jadeveon Clowney did not want to comment on the trash situation; he just wanted to focus on the Texans’ next game against the Steelers and getting selected to the Pro Bowl earlier this week.
UPDATE: Clowney has received the truckful of garbage from Jags fans, who seem to think sending him their last 12 years of on-field performance is a good idea, and has turned it into a good thing for local families. He filled the garbage cans the garbage came in and an entire truck with toys for women and children at The Mission of Yahweh.
Thank you @Jaguars fans for sending trash cans to NRG! It inspired me to fill them and an entire truck with toys to turn a negative situation into a blessing for some deserving women and children at @MissionOfYahweh #turningtrashintotreasure #merrychristmas pic.twitter.com/LamHoDSLEk— jadeveon clowney 7 (@clownejd) December 22, 2017
And Blake Bortles is still trash.