Odell Beckham says he’s just chasing the GOAT.
The Giants wide receiver, who is recovering a from a season-ending ankle surgery, fired up his Twitter account early Monday morning to say he’s being held to a double standard after Tom Brady’s outburst from the Patriots sideline on Sunday.
Brady exploded at longtime New England offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels early in Sunday’s 23-3 win over the Bills. After an incompletion on a 3rd-and-11 play, the quarterback walked past McDaniels before turning around to yell at him. Incensed, Brady then took off his helmet to lash out some more.
Odell Beckham says you should look at Tom Brady’s fiery attitude on the field before criticizing the Giants star.
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Shortly before 3 a.m. Monday, Beckham quote-tweeted a post by Twitter user Sean Lyric, who cited Brady’s blowup — and its supposed justification as mere “passion” from the man viewed by many to be the “Greatest Of All Time” — as an example of how the Giants star has been mistreated.
“Listen when I say this is the craziest thing someone ever has tweeted or posted to me because I LITERALLY had this same conversation today about the EXACT thing ur takin about it,” Beckham wrote. “‘There’s rules..and then there’s rules..’
“Or ….immmaturity , or ‘needs to grow up’ or ‘selfish’ or… umm what else is it exactly that ‘they’ say…. or ‘umcomposed’ no bro , I’ve watched that man do that exact same thing for years,” Beckham continued, referring to Brady. “Beat every time I cheered for in the super bowls…
“I learned from him. This is the (GOAT). So I’m following his lead, I just may not know how to express it the same way. But don’t get it confused , how 12 feels about the game , I would have a hard time sayin that’s not EXACTLY how I feel. #GoatChasin”
Beckham has been criticized for similar drama both on and off the field during his four-year career with the Giants. His maturity was called into question most recently when he got on all fours and pretended to pee like a dog while celebrating a touchdown during a Week 3 loss in Philadelphia.
The end zone stunt followed a series of antics from the Giants wide out, such as Beckham’s violence-turned-romance with the team’s kicking net, his ugly feud with cornerback Josh Norman, and his punching a hole in the wall outside the locker room in Green Bay following last year’s playoff loss to the Packers.
The Miami boat trip he took with fellow Big Blue receivers before the wild-card defeat also inspired calls for Beckham to “grow up.”
But Brady isn’t the only player Beckham has cited in claiming a double standard.
Beckham mocked a dog urination in the end zone in a loss to the Eagles in September.
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Last December, Beckham accused the NFL of hypocrisy after the league opted not to fine Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott for celebrating a touchdown by leaping into a Salvation Army bucket near the end zone. That decision came after the NFL docked Beckham $ 24,309 for his wedding proposal to the kicking net.
“It’s just the way the world works,” Beckham had posted. “There’s double standards everywhere. I’m sure if I did that, I’m absolutely positive if I did that I would have got fined.”
Beckham ended up with a $ 12,154 fine for the dog urination celebration — and he didn’t even need a bucket.