As a former National Football League offensive lineman, Joe Thomas was dedicated to his team, the Cleveland Browns.
It is a trait he has seemingly passed on to his young daughter. To put it simply, she appears to love the Browns as much as her father. Thomas took to social media on Sunday to share his daughter’s reaction to the news that she wouldn’t be attending today’s game.
The Browns will take on the Kansas City Chiefs today (Sunday) with the winner moving on to the AFC championship game.
It’s one of the most adorable temper tantrums you will ever see. The young girl voices her displeasure to her father with tears and a pouted lip. It wasn’t until the former lineman began a Browns’ chant that she quit with her tantrum and became calm.
“My daughter was not happy when we told her she can’t go to the Browns game today,” Thomas says in the tweet’s caption.
Joe Thomas is a Cleveland Browns Living Legend
Thomas was a first-round draft pick out of the University of Wisconsin for the Browns in 2007. He spent all of his 11 NFL seasons with the Browns before retiring in 2017. He is considered one of the greatest offensive linemen to ever play in the NFL. Further, he is likely a first ballot NFL Hall-of-Famer
Thomas has a big social media following and the Sunday morning tweet drew more than 2,300 likes in a short amount of time. The post also got several comments with fans saying they feel the young girl’s pain and saluting her Browns’ passion.
You certainly can’t blame Thomas’ daughter for being upset over missing the game — after all the Browns have not made the postseason during her life time. That changed this season as the Browns made the playoffs for the first time since 2002.
Last week, in their first playoff matchup in nearly two decades, the Browns upset the highly favored Pittsburg Steelers. Cleveland got excellent play from quarterback Baker Mayfield and their defense to claim a 48-37 victory.
They will need all the momentum they can get as they take on the defending Super Bowl champs this afternoon. The Chiefs finished the regular season with a 14-2 record and are led by All Pro quarterback and MVP candidate Patrick Mahomes.
The Cleveland Browns and Kansas City Chiefs will kickoff today 3:05 p.m. E.T. The winner will face the Buffalo Bills to determine who move on to the Super Bowl and have a chance at the championship.