The Pittsburgh Steelers struggled to get anything against the Philadelphia Eagles last weekend, as they lost by a 34-3 scoreline, but the contest could have been a lot more difficult for them if one player didn't take a specific action.
During the first half of the game, Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown was wearing a pair of blue and yellow cleats which featured the faces of his four children (you can see the cleats in his tweet below). However, in the second half, he came out wearing the normal Steelers black, white and yellow cleats.
This was because of a message he received during half time by the officials of the game. According to a report by Mark Kaboly of DKPittsburghSports.com. via Fox Sports, this was a straight-to-the-point message by the referees.
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Fox Sports said: "According to Brown, who spoke to DKPittsburghSports.com this week, referees made him switch cleats at halftime, telling him to change or stay in the locker room for the second half."
This wasn't the first time that the wide receiver had worn the cleats this season, as he wore them during the opening game against the Washington Redskins. He accepted the fine for wearing them that day, saying that it was "nothing to a boss."
The blue cleats are definitely a uniform violation, but it's not every day you hear a player being threatened with an ejection for the infraction.
Sure enough, another fine is probably on its way to his post box now, but whether or not Brown decides to wear the cleats for a third time this season is a different story. We'll have to wait for when the Steelers play against the Kansas City Chiefs this upcoming weekend to find out.