On Tuesday, Le’Veon Bell posted a new profile picture to his Twitter account that had people all over the social media network in a tizzy.
You see, Bell was wearing a red hoodie, which folks automatically thought was very important.
— Le'Veon Bell (@LeVeonBell) February 27, 2018
Now, recently Bell made a move on his Instagram account that sparked the notion he is not happy with the Steelers, which you can read about here.
Needless to say, the fact he was not wearing Steelers colors here had people wondering what is going on.
um where is your steeler stuff at? pic.twitter.com/wa31WO2iQD
— ? (@asap_chris__) February 27, 2018
— Brandi Rahill (@brandirahill) February 27, 2018
changes IG name, changes Steelers avi…..HE GONE
— ? (@Pens3Peat) February 27, 2018
Mainly, this picture choice sparked the interest of San Francisco 49ers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans, who had some big assumptions about the color choice.
OH? ?? ? https://t.co/IvTYcchx7u
— Trevor Sikkema (@TampaBayTre) February 27, 2018
— Kylan Blackman (@odellblackmanjr) February 27, 2018
— Kyle Vassalo (@VassaloBR) February 27, 2018
That Bucs red or 49ers red?
— Dylan DeSimone (@DylanADeSimone) February 27, 2018
— Jorge Hernandez II (@HernandezJ49) February 27, 2018
Would you consider joining a nfl team located in the Bay Area this offseason?
— ?️DRIAN (@ac_breez) February 27, 2018
— James (Frenchy) Jones (@frenchy_707) February 27, 2018
In addition to the Niners and Bucs fans who thought this meant something, Steelers fans took this new profile pic kind of hard.
— André ? (@AquilesMora6) February 27, 2018
— Jaggar Hokanson (@Jaghok99) February 27, 2018
— Skyhunter (@maru7094) February 27, 2018
Now, in the end, Maybe Bell just felt like wearing red this fine Tuesday. But if he was trying to send a message, he didn’t send a very clear one.
Obviously, conventional wisdom tells us that Bell is going to be hit with the franchise tag before he could bolt for free agency. But that hasn’t happened yet, and fans in other cities are hopeful their team can spend a boatload of money to bring the best running back in the game to their roster.