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Vikings Bernard Berrian to Amputee War Hero: “Sit Down & Shut Up” On Twitter

by Robert Littal | Posted on Sunday, October 2nd, 2011

I doubt that Bernard Berrian knew the guy had lost his legs in a war, but going on Twitter when you are 0-4 and you have 2 catches on the season is probably not the best idea if you have Drake like Feelings.

Here is the entire exchange from Berrian on Twitter.

It started when someone going by @DreDaydaBoSS tweeted “Get [Donovan] McNabb *** outta foreal.. Take the bum @B_Twice with you too.”

Two minutes later, @DreDaydaBoSS tweeted, “McNabb benched, [Leslie] Frazier fired, Berrian cut and [Christian] Ponder starting. All of this will happen within the next month.”

“B_Twice” is Berrian’s verified Twitter account, and Berrian has two just two catches this season, a point of frustration for many Vikings fans.

About a half hour after those postings, Berrian responded, “u a b—-. Talkin over the Internet. U wouldn’t say a damn thing if u ever saw me.”

Another Twitter user going by @TheReal_Cuz came to Berrian’s defense, writing, “@B_Twice saw u wide open at least 5 times….starting the #getBTwicetherockCampaign enough is enough.”

Berrian responded, “@TheReal_Cuz been like that the last 4 yrs.”

That response didn’t sit well with @DreDaydaBoSS, who wrote, “Bernard berrian don’t blame that [expletive] on McNabb. Point blank period you ain’t did [expletive] since you came to Vikings your career is over.”

About three hours later, Berrian tweeted, “Gotta swagga make’em hate me!!”

That prompted a response from Minnesota Rep. John Kriesel (@johnkriesel) from District 57A, who wrote on his Twitter account, “If you want to follow a hilarious twitter account, try @B_Twice (Bernard Berrian) who says that he’s open a lot and should get the ball more.”

Within minutes, Berrian fired back via Twitter: “anytime u wanna watch the film with me. Not just one game but all of them … and if not sit down n shut up!!”

Kriesel responded: “Don’t be pissed at me dude. Make a play.”

And to another person on Twitter, Kriesel wrote, “I don’t expect Berrian to care if I’m a stadium supporter or not. He won’t be in the NFL when the stadium opens…”

Shane Drahota (@sdrahota), the assistant athletic director for compliance and student services at Minnesota State University, where the Vikings hold training camp, got involved.

“Way to tell a war veteran – and a person who lost his legs serving our country – to “sit down n shut up!!” #Classy,” Drahota wrote, referring to Kriesel’s military service (he lost his legs serving in Iraq).

Of course, Berrian responded to that, too: “Shouldn’t have opened his mouth. Especially bout something he knows nothing about. How classy is that of him?? … and for future reference both my parents and my older bro served in the military.”

And it wasn’t over there.

At 7:29 p.m., about 4½ hours after the Twitter exchanges started right after the Vikings’ loss, David Brown (@dbrownkelo), who is a weekend anchor/reporter for KELO-TV in Sioux Falls, S.D., wrote, “In the past hour @B_Twice has about fives [sic] times as many tweets as receptions this season for the #Vikings. #WhereAreYouBernard?”

Berrian responded to that tweet within a minute: “@dbrownkelo somewhere u could never be.”

Berrian should concentrate more on helping the team than twitter beefs.  When he found out the John Kriesel was a veteran he should have scaled it back, but he went harder and that it only made it worse.

I didn’t even think Kriesel tweet was that bad to be honest.

Berrian has also been linked to Basketball Wives: LA star Draya Michele, so he is use to drama, but this isn’t constructive at all.

SMARTEN UP NAS

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  1. Miller says:

    What does being a war hero have to do with it? He’s allowed to criticize Berrian and Berrian can’t respond? I don’t get how being a war hero and discussing football are connected.

  2. D says:

    The man lost BOTH legs fighting in a war so you can have the freedom to make millions playing a childhood game… have some respect, even if the guy is insulting you. Dont take it there.

  3. Damon says:

    So would it have been okay if he had both legs? I doubt everybody looks at a persons complete profile before they respond. Looking at his whole tweet I don’t see a problem with it.

    “anytime u wanna watch the film with me. Not just one game but all of them … and if not sit down n shut up!!”

  4. Free says:

    The man didn’t lose both legs so Bernard can make millions, he lost them because we are a country that loves to start wars. U nless the man is a WWII veteran, don’t bring that shit about he fought for other people’s freedom. When. was the last time a country attacked. us? Both my brother and I fought in Iraq, maybe I should use the veteran card more often.

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