Demarcus Lawrence of the Dallas Cowboys is defending himself after a video made the rounds showing him rejecting a young fan who asked for his autograph.
The kid was decked out in New York Giants gear, including a Saquon Barkley jersey. In the video, DeMarcus walks past the kid and says, “Get the right jersey, son!”
— IG: 1Freedrug (@1Freedrugs) September 10, 2019
DeMarcus Tweeted, “It’s crazy how you fans want to attack me for not signing for a kid. [There are kids] that come to the game with Cowboys jerseys and never get to meet any player. So if I’m honest with my own kids, I’ll never treat your kid better than mine, so suck it up. #SorryNotSorry.”
Naturally, people are ripping DeMarcus for being a bit of a jerk about it, and that’s fair, but it’s worth pointing out the good he’s doing too.
Reporters asked him about the Giants fan, and he said kids need to get used to hearing ‘No.’ And, “[He’ll] be okay, trust me. If not, I’ll write a public apology for hurting his feelings. Other than that, hopefully he gets a DeMarcus Lawrence jersey for Christmas.”
"The kid will be okay, trust me. If not, I"ll write a public apology for hurting his feelings. Other than that, hopefully he gets a DeMarcus Lawrence jersey for Christmas." pic.twitter.com/K5TXnodktf
— Sam Gannon (@SamGannon87) September 11, 2019