Say hello to your controversy of the week because Matt Patricia has officially picked a fight with the blue checkmarks who definitely don’t like being picked on during a press conference by a guy with a pencil sticking out of his hat. Matt went all Hoodie yesterday on a member of the Detroit media who, according to Patricia, was slouching and not showing much respect while asking a question.
Annnnnddddd….Matt let the guy know about it like Belichick would let a media guy know about it. Matt isn’t exactly happy to be answering questions about his team trading away a wide receiver in Golden Tate that was pretty much a Matthew Stafford security blanket.
Here’s the transcript of what went down, according to the Detroit Free Press:
Reporter: “Why do you think this move makes your franchise better?”
Patricia: “Ah, well, you know. Do me a favor just kinda sit up, just like, have a little respect for the process. Every day you come and ask me questions and you’re just kinda like you know, ‘gimme this.’ “
Reporter: “I’m sitting …”
Patricia: “I’m asking just to be a little respectful in this whole process.”
Reporter: “Okay, that’s fine.”
Patricia: “So ask me a question professionally and I’ll answer it for you.”
Don’t think for a second that verified Twitter is going to let this one slide. Oh no they won’t. Matt will get dragged. Here it comes, they’re going to slob shame the guy.
Paul Kuharsky says it was Mike Rothstein, an ESPN reporter, who got ripped by Matt Patricia:
So Matt Patricia dresses down the bad @mikerothstein at a press conference and @ESPN doesn't have him, or anybody, write about it. What pushovers. Know the decision-makers so not surprised. Still, Sad!
— Paul Kuharsky (@PaulKuharskyNFL) November 1, 2018
A guy who wears a hoodie to a press conference doesn't get to claim others aren't being respectful or professional. https://t.co/N9gtuXiItv
— Jeff Pappone 🇨🇦 (@jpappone) October 31, 2018
Still annoyed by Matt Patricia’s BS ‘can you sit up, be professional & have respect for the process’ directed at a media member today. He works for an organization that has disrespected its fans for our entire lifetime. The Lions are lucky anyone even cares to read about the team
— Kyle Bogenschutz (@KyleBogey) November 1, 2018
Baggy sweatsuit-wearing coach of 3-4 football team snaps at reporter to “have a little respect for the process” https://t.co/B7dlEalZmh
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) October 31, 2018