- The drama began when Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens was seen in a shirt that read, "Pittsburgh started it," on social media.
- The Steelers responded on Sunday, with several players wearing shirts that read, "Free Pouncey," a reference to the team's center that was suspended for his role in the brawl.
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Two weeks ago, a game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns ended in a wild brawl that saw Browns defensive end Myles Garrett swing a helmet at Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph, leading to a litany of suspensions and fines for both teams, including a season-ending, indefinite suspension for Garrett.
This Sunday, the teams meet again, and neither side waited for kickoff to start talking trash, using clever shirts to take shots at their opposition.
The drama began on Friday night, when Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens was seen wearing a shirt that read, "Pittsburgh started it," in a post on Instagram.
A Browns spokesperson told ESPN's Adam Schefter that the coach's daughters had given him the shirt "as a joke," and that he "understands it's not a good look."
On Sunday, several Steelers players responded with a fashion statement of their own, wearing sweatshirts that read "Free Pouncey," a reference to Pittsburgh center Maurkice Pouncey, who received a two-game suspension after fighting with Garrett while defending his quarterback, and thus would not get to play in the rematch.
Steelers cornerback Cameron Sutton took things a step further, wearing a sweatshirt that showed a cartoon depiction of a Steelers player peeing on a Browns player.
Somehow, it was not the first piece of pee-related trash talk to happen in the football world this week.
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