The Cleveland Browns, it seems, are even a laughingstock when they win.
Days after trading running back Trent Richardson to the chagrin of their downtrodden-yet-loyal fan base, the Browns pulled off a shocking upset win over the Minnesota Vikings and NFL superstar Adrian Peterson on Sunday. The Browns win featured a game-clinching touchdown with under a minute left and multiple trick plays. But alas, it was Peterson who stole the show after the game — and on Twitter, no less.
The Browns have long been an object of NFL ridicule, and even Peterson’s young daughter had a hard time digesting the loss:
So my daughter is laying here under me and just out the blue she says… I can’t believe you lost to the Browns Daddy! Smh
— Adrian Peterson (@AdrianPeterson) September 23, 2013
The comedic anecdote became a viral hit with fans online, racking up more than 42,000 retweets in less than 24 hours. No word yet on when Peterson’s daughter will join ESPN’s NFL Live studio show for more trenchant analysis.
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