The Steelers ended a three-game losing streak with a big comeback win against the Colts Sunday. But as fans celebrated, the mother of JuJu Smith-Schuster felt conflicted.
Those same fans had attacked her and her son while they were losing because he shared videos where he danced on opposing teams’ logos. Sammy Tao-Schuster said she received death threats and hate messages after those videos went viral. But when he scored on Sunday, fans sent her love.
“I captured this moment after my son’s touchdown because this is my real emotions… After weeks of so many hate messages to death threats… I can’t help but cry when my baby scored his TD. Y’all love him when we winning but hate when we are losing.
“Please remember when y’all are sending me these hate messages… You also have a child that I pray you will never have a grown ass adult send his mother hate messages. Good win as a “team.” Proud of you my sweet child. #Corvette #Corvette.”
JuJu Smith-Schuster Gets Flak for Logo Dancing
Smith-Schuster posted videos of himself dancing on the logos of the Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals during pregame warmups. He danced to the Popp Hunna’s song “Adderall (Corvette Corvette)” during the viral videos.
Smith-Schuster’s videos became major talking points and a distraction for the team during the losing streak after they started the season 11-0.
Fans and reporters said the videos were only inspiring the other teams to step up their game. Bills quarterback Josh Allen seemed to mention the video during his pregame speech to the offense. And the Bengals seemed to take a special joy in a massive hit on Smith-Schuster that caused him to drop a pass.
But, at least in the press, coach Mike Tomlin and several teammates saw the entire discussion as a distraction. Though, either internal pressure or discussion from fans, JuJu Smith-Schuster did eventually promise to stop posting the dance videos.