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Deciphering Deshaun Watson’s Cryptic Tweet

When Twitter fingers turn to a franchise cornerstone expressing frustration over a less than team friendly trade.

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Ladies and Gentlemen, I regret to inform you that Deshaun Watson has publicly lambasted the maligned DeAndre Hopkins-David Johnson trade.

Or did he?

As is common amongst professional sports nowadays, Twitter feeds are scrutinized to try and glint any sort of subliminal messaging athletes may be sending about their current situation. This practice has led many sports observers to jump to conclusions like this.

On Monday morning around 10:30 A.M., Watson tweeted this from his account:

Ideas and conspiracies were abound. Was Watson in his feelings that morning? Is this a sponsored Drake plug? Is this a reference to the legendary breakup between Simon & Garfunkel? Alright, maybe that last one is a little bit dated.

For those who don’t know, these lyrics come off a Drake song titled “Emotionless” from the album Scorpion. According to Genius, the song is about Drake acknowledging the existence of his son in a public light.

Maybe this is Watson’s way of publicly acknowledging his feelings about the DeAndre Hopkins trade to the world. Or, maybe this is just an athlete really appreciating a specific set of lyrics from one of the world’s most popular artist’s hits.

On Monday afternoon at 1:32 P.M, DeAndre Hopkins went ahead and added more salt to the wound:

It seems that Hopkins can also appreciate the depth to these lyrics.

All jokes aside, it’s fully understandable that Watson might have some frustration pent up over the trade. From all accounts, it seemed that Deshaun and DeAndre had a wonderful working relationship and were close friends. It’s not often that two talents at the top of their game get to share the field like they have, all while building a strong bond between one another.

Plus, its not like Watson did any more noteworthy tweeting that day, right?

Welp, that's concerning. This tweet has since been “un-liked”, but Twitter never forgets. Maybe Watson appreciates the Marvin’s Room reference and thought it was funny?

Who are we kidding? Bill Belichick is about to get Deshaun Watson in return for a warm, yellow snow cone and Brandon Bolden.

Until that dreaded day, let’s stay safe, clean, and indoors.