Oregon guard Elijah Brown explains message to ‘front-running tweeters’

Losers of three of the last five, Elijah Brown and the Oregon Ducks are in the midst of a frustration stretch in a pivotal part of the season.

Brown let his frustrations boil over in the aftermath of Oregon’s disappointing Los Angeles trip last week. The junior guard posted a message to Oregon’s “front-running tweeters” minutes after his teammate Payton Pritchard sent out a more moderate message.

Brown explained the reasoning for his tweet on Wednesday.

“You know how social media works, I’m sure you’ve got one,” Brown said, via Erik Skopil of 247 Sports. “People always have something to say. There are experts out there everywhere. The message we were sending is that we’re out here working hard everyday, and if you’d like to put a jersey on, you can, but I don’t think you’d last very long. You’d probably have a lot more hateful tweets than what’s coming at us.

“We still have a lot of confidence in ourselves, and that’s part of where that tweet was coming from as well. We still think we can make some noise, and when that time comes, go ahead and stay where you were at a few weeks ago. We only want the real fans behind us.”

Keyboard “athletes” clearly agitated Brown. But this should serve as a lesson for Brown and everyone else who has a social media following regardless of profession or circumstance. Social media trolls will be social media trolls. It’s best to not let it affect you negatively. Channel the negativity into motivation.

 

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