Austen Lane reminds everyone how relentless Jaguars fans are amid Twitter turmoil
Twitter has been in a state of turmoil since Elon Musk bought it and became its CEO. There’s been chatter the social media platform could stop working due to the high turnover rate it’s experienced over the last week. However, MMA artist and former NFL player Austen Lane jokingly reminded everyone that the only way it’s shutting down is if Musk talks [expletive] about the Jacksonville Jaguars.
You might already know this but Jaguars fans are a passionate bunch that will stand up for the team they love and root for in spite of how bad they’ve been over the last decade. Disrespecting the Jags is akin to kicking a hornets’ nest and Rodger Sherman of the Ringer summed it up best when he said the No. 1 fanbase in American sports you must avoid getting pissed off is that of the Jaguars:
"They deeply love something which has never brought them joy. Nothing you say can hurt them more than rooting for the Jaguars already hurts them. They are immensely powerful."
Elon Musk has fired more than half the Twitter workforce and a good chunk of its contractors, which has led to speculation of a potential downfall. As of this writing, Twitter is still operational and without any major glitches. And Musk could easily right the ship but there’s an equal chance it comes crashing down.
A fifth-round pick by the Jaguars in 2010, Lane also spent time with the Kansas City Chiefs, Detroit Lions, and the Chicago Bears. He took on MMA in 2015 and made his professional debut in 2017. He earned a contract with UFC in September after beating Richard Jacobi via technical knockout.
The Jaguars will have a very passionate fanbase whether they win or lose
Annie Agar of Bally Sports knows firsthand how passionate Jaguars fans can be when you make fun of their team, and there have been many instances in which they have rallied together to send a message.
Although Jaguars fans were ultimately unsuccessful, they got the attention of the national media when they organized the #Khlownout movement to show their displeasure with general manager Trent Baalke following the dismissal of Urban Meyer.
You won’t see Jaguars fans rank among the best in sports but those that know them best know how passionate they are. And if Musk wants to keep Twitter afloat he’d better avoid taking a jab at them.