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Jabar Gaffney: Twitter Reacts to Redskins Receiver's Rant Against the World

CHARLOTTE, NC - OCTOBER 23:  Jabar Gaffney #10 of the Washington Redskins waits on the sideline during their game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of ine America Stadium on October 23, 2011 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
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Gabe ZaldivarPop Culture Lead WriterApril 12, 2012

Washington Redskins receiver Jabar Gaffney is having what you would classify as a very bad day, and he has taken to Twitter to let it all out. The world has reacted in kind. 

Update: Thursday, April 12th, 7:55 p.m. ET

Jabar Gaffney would like you all to know that his account was hacked. Here is the tweet that he just released. You can now go about your day.

This is the real Jabar and my acct was hacked that wasn't me saying all of that so disreguard whatever u read

— Jabar Gaffney (@JabarGaffney) April 12, 2012

 

------end of update--------

If you want the latest updates from the man himself, you can take a look at Gaffney's Twitter feed from Thursday, April 12. 

There you will find tweets laced with "NSFW" language and vitriol for NFL free agent Lito Sheppard. Here is one such tweet, and as you can see, it's not safe for work.

Lito Sheppard is the biggest pussy mf'er in the world if u c him tell him I said it & it's whatever

— Jabar Gaffney (@JabarGaffney) April 8, 2012

Here is another. NSFW.

4-12 is my anniversary woke up and couldn't find my soon 2 be ex wife anywhere. Fuck dat bitch I can't wait till its final in a few weeks

— Jabar Gaffney (@JabarGaffney) April 12, 2012

Oh, there are others, but I think you get the idea of how angry Gaffney is, though there is no clear reason why. 

Here is how Twitter has reacted to the public meltdown. 

Jason McIntyre of The Big Lead starts us off.

Jabar gaffney keeps it 100, people

— Jason McIntyre (@TheBigLead) April 12, 2012

 

NFL Network's Albert Breer explains exactly how I am feeling.

I don't know what happened between Jabar Gaffney and Lito Sheppard. But the resulting fallout isn't boring.

— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) April 12, 2012

Tom Copain is ready to put Gaffney in the Twitter Hall of Fame.

What would you even call the last hour of Jabar Gaffney on Twitter? Artest-esque

— Tom Copain (@tcopain) April 12, 2012

CBS Sports' Will Brinson has me thinking conspiracy theory.

Will Jabar Gaffney try to blame Pierre Garcon or Josh Morgan for hacking his Twitter account?

— Will Brinson (@willbrinson) April 12, 2012

Bleacher Report's own Collin McCollough has a brilliant idea.

True Life episode starring Jabar Gaffney.Make it happen, MTV.True Life: I'm a Journeyman WR on the Verge of Shedding My 100th Problem.

— Collin McCollough (@cmccollo) April 12, 2012

This would explain a great deal. Thank you, Russ Bengtson

Pretty sure Havoc lost his phone and someone used it to hack @JabarGaffney's account.

— Russ Bengtson (@russbengtson) April 12, 2012

 

Josh Ward gives us the understatement of the afternoon.

The Redskins won't be happy with the timeline of @JabarGaffney

— Josh Ward (@Josh_Ward) April 12, 2012

We now have a formula to gaining Twitter followers thanks to CSN's Reuben Frank.

@JabarGaffney just added 400 followers in the last 4 minutes. Hilarious stuff.

— Reuben Frank (@RoobCSN) April 12, 2012

Matt Miller echoes the sharp pain in my own noggin.

Jabar Gaffney's tweets hurt my brain

— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) April 12, 2012

Chris Trapasso gives us this gem.

Jabar Gaffney & Lito Sheppard. #bromance

— Chris Trapasso (@ChrisTrapasso) April 12, 2012

And just like that, Jabar Gaffney has saved us all from the afternoon doldrums. 

It's times like these that you get down on your knees and give thanks that Twitter is a reality, and we get to spend hours waiting for the next shockingly impulsive post. 

If you need me, I will be hitting refresh for the next few hours.

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