Video: Raiders Fans Chat 'F--k AB' Outside Stadium Before MNF vs. Broncos

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistSeptember 10, 2019

GLENDALE, ARIZONA - AUGUST 15:  Wide receiver Antonio Brown #84 of the Oakland Raiders warms up before the NFL preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium on August 15, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Maybe they were chanting, "Good luck, AB!"

Not surprisingly, Antonio Brown has become a figure of disdain in the Bay Area following his departure from the Oakland Raiders. Fans let him know exactly how they feel prior to the Raiders' game Monday against the Denver Broncos (warning: video contains NSFW language):

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Raiders fans started a "F--k AB" chant in Oakland 🤬 *NSFW* (via @MikeSteveRitter) https://t.co/VMlQnZ9xgS

Brown gained popularity in Oakland after the Raiders acquired him from the Pittsburgh Steelers on March 13. According to the NFL Players Association, he had the eighth-highest-selling merchandise from March 1 to May 31.

That goodwill eroded over the offseason, however, and culminated in his wild final days in the Silver and Black.

The blame for how things deteriorated so quickly might have fallen squarely on the Raiders were it not for a report by ESPN's Chris Mortensen. According to Mortensen, Brown "sought out advice from social media consultants for ideas on how he accelerate his release with Raiders."

Adam Schefter of ESPN reported Brown's deal with the New England Patriots includes a $20 million option for 2020. Should the Patriots pick that up, Brown will face his former team next season.