It should come as no surprise former NFL player Chad Johnson, or Ochocinco, is stirring up drama in the Twittersphere.
The former NFL wide receiver played with the Cincinnati Bengals for 10 seasons. In 2011, he joined the New England Patriots for his final season and played with them in the Super Bowl. Johnson is also a six-time NFL Pro Bowler.
When Chad Johnson’s name arises, many people think of his Twitter escapades or his Ochocinco persona. However, he was an affluential football player, who seemed to love and be good at what he did.
Ochocinco & Twitter No-No’s
However, at times it seems he tweets without thinking the whole process through. It’s similar to speaking without thinking. The difference is you have more time to think if you really want to post something on the internet. He could be using an ingenious tactic of gaining attention through controversy.
If that’s, the case, then Johnson or Ochocinco, whichever name you prefer, is winning the Twitter game. He was ranked No.1 by CNBC on their “Most Influential Athletes In Social Media” list.
Chad Johnson Doesn’t Like Football “Going Soft”
A perfect example is when Ochocinco retweeted a short video clip of Sunday’s game. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the New Orleans Saints played with Tampa winning 30-20.
Johnson did not agree with what the original post was suggesting so he commented and retweeted the post. He wrote, “It’s just a love tap, we’ve gotten so got damn soft, it’s football Dustin.”
The original clip was posted by Twitter user Dustin [email protected].
If you read the comments from Dustin’s original tweet compared to Chad’s tweet, the responses are polar opposites. Arguments taking place on both sides.
Saints Literally Go Head-to-Head Against Buccaneers
Following his previous post, Ochocinco then retweeted this NFL Stats post, as he adds, “f***ing love it.”
Johnson has found the power of Twitter to stir up controversy, draw attention to whatever NFL or other topics he does or doesn’t support, and a great soapbox for ranting, which in turn creates a good place to go head-to-head or keyboard-to-keyboard against anyone who may disagree with his point of view. He’s also giving himself an opportunity to be in the spotlight following his posts.
Johnson REALLY Doesn’t Like Football “Going Softf”
Apparently, he wasn’t too happy with the “softness” in 2019 either. I’m sure there are many more tweets filled with complaints about receiving fines, being penalized for dancing in the end zone, and other issues. He has many fantastic moments throughout his years with the NFL he could tweet about, as well.
But, in his defense, it’s not all bad things come from his tweets. He’s also used the platform that’s near and dear to his heart to promote happiness, laughter, and provide entertainment. Johnson has given fans money, donated to organizations, and even offered to give out stimulus checks. “I’m giving out stimulus checks July 1st if you have cash app since Trump want to keep playing games.”