After the Dallas Cowboys were eliminated at the hands of Earl Thomas and the Seattle Seahawks, safety Earl Thomas decided to run after Cowboys’ head coach Jason Garrett to lobby for the Dallas Cowboys to sign him if they can:
“If y’all have the chance, come get me,” Thomas said to Garrett, not so quietly as reporters waiting to enter the Cowboys locker room heard it.
It was a shocking moment, but it’s no surprise given the Seahawks internal issues this season despite the fact that the Seahawks are a Week 17 win and a Falcons loss away from clinching a playoff berth.
Thomas did himself no favors after reporters asked him about these bizarre comments once he made it to the Seahawks locker room:
“I went to the locker room to talk to Dez, and I saw coach Garrett,” Thomas said. “I’ve always been a Cowboys fan growing up. The biggest thing about when I said come get me is I don’t literally mean come get me now. I’m still in the prime of my career. I still want to be here. But when Seattle kicks me to the curb, please, the Cowboys, come get me. That’s the only other place I’d rather be If I was kicked to the curb. So that’s what I meant by it.
“People take life too serious. That’s just who I am.”
Seahawks fans weren’t buying Thomas’ reasoning and took to Twitter to blast him for being a traitor just minutes after defeating the Dallas Cowboys on the field:
— Alex (@ARJ_ordnajelA) December 25, 2017
— 🔥🦍 (@iam_geray) December 25, 2017
— Jacob McCann (@Jacobmc24) December 25, 2017
Fr you’re a bitch and idgaf how good you are. I hope Bobby Wagner beats the shit out of you. Coward. @Earl_Thomas
— Kortez Konny (@KonnerLangs) December 25, 2017
That’s a bitch move by @Earl_Thomas your team is still in the playoff race and you go and tell another coach to come get you next year that’s a slap in the face to your current team and fans
— cornbread cornett (@DJcornyCorn) December 25, 2017
— Ivan Santos (@Boricuoso) December 25, 2017
GO BREAK YOUR LEG AGAIN BITCH @Earl_Thomas
— #FIRELINEHAN🦇☃️ (@EzekielSZN_) December 24, 2017
@Earl_Thomas YOU A GRADE A HOE
— D (@_DA_9) December 25, 2017
— andre albert (@AlbertAndre19) December 25, 2017
@Earl_Thomas two weeks in a row this man has opened his mouth and he looks like a fool both times. Smooth. Well done “leader”
— Mike Fredette (@MikeF85) December 25, 2017
Can you really blame Seahawks fans for being this angry?