Cleveland Browns fans on Twitter often carry a particular badge of honor.
Spend even a little bit of time talking about the Browns and fans quickly find themselves blocked by a few members of the media, most notably NFL Network’s Mike Silver, who acts as the national mouthpiece for former head coach Hue Jackson.
Closer to home, you are in a very small group of Browns fans if you have not been blocked by Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.
That may be about to change, at least temporarily, as Roethlisberger is planning to grant amnesty to the people his account manager has blocked, according to Mike Florio at Pro Football Talk:
Blocked by @_BigBen7? That's about to change https://t.co/ndyuf5j0KY— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) June 10, 2020
Although Roethlisberger does not personally handle the Twitter account, he realizes that it’s his account — verified with a blue check mark — and thus he’s the one who is blocking people, even if he’s not actually pressing “block” on Twitter. And, per a source with knowledge of the situation, that is changing.
The block party is ending. The plan is to unblock all accounts, and implementation was due to commence on Tuesday.
Roethlisberger’s Twitter handle is @_BigBen7, so to paraphrase the words of the late, great Eric the Actor: “Browns fans, you know what to do. You know what to do. Just find him.”