Marion Barry tweets about Redskins during Super Bowl
D.C. Councilman Marion Barry's unbridled passion for the Washington Redskins and his access to a Twitter account led to a few awkward moments on Super Bowl Sunday.
The ex-mayor and current Ward 8 councilman did not hold back after watching another Super Bowl without the Washington Redskins and specifically targeted Redskins owner Daniel Snyder.
As Barry watched the New York Giants beat the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl XLVI, his thoughts turned to his beloved Redskins.
"The pot boiled over, that's all," Barry said. "It was just so frustrating to think that we should have been there."
Of the Redskins five wins this season, two were against the Giants.
"That made it even worse," Barry said.
Finally, on Sunday night, Barry poured his angst into several tweets, including:
You know, the Redskins suck. I'm tired of watching everyone else in the Superbowl. Aint been right since they left DC. #dciswhereskinsbelong— Marion S. Barry, Jr. (@marionbarryjr) February 6, 2012
The former mayor recalled the glory days of the 80's and early 90's when the Redskins won three Super Bowls.
Time to bring some pride back to this city.Remember the energy when Doug Williams won the Superbowl? We LOVED our team & they loved us back.— Marion S. Barry, Jr. (@marionbarryjr) February 6, 2012
He also posted in bold letters his feelings about the present owner who has yet to produce a championship team.
@shadd15 DAN SYNDER SUCKS.— Marion S. Barry, Jr. (@marionbarryjr) February 6, 2012
On Monday, Barry had this to say:
"I could have used a better choice of words than suck, but the feeling is just the same."
Barry said he's only expressing the frustration of fellow fans, but some think he went too far.
"Aw, that's not right Marion Barry," said one person.
Barry said he's going to stick with his Redskins, regardless of their record.