Emmanuel Acho’s joke about Dion Lewis was a little too real
Little did Emmanuel Acho know, he just opened up a deep wound with a lighthearted Twitter joke.
The former Eagles linebacker was checking out Saturday night’s Divisional round playoff game between the Patriots and Texans, which turned out to be a great one for New England running back Dion Lewis. The speedster gained some national recognition by scoring twice—once on a 98-yard kickoff return, and once on a 13-yard reception.
Well, Acho just so happened to be traded from Cleveland to Philadelphia in exchange for Lewis back in April 2013, a move he joked was fireable.
— Emmanuel Acho (@thEMANacho) January 15, 2017
There’s just one problem: Someone was fired after that trade. The dude who traded for Lewis, former Browns CEO Joe Banner:
I traded you for Dion and got fired. Go figure ! Hope you are well. https://t.co/bVpX0uBUEo
— Joe Banner (@JoeBanner13) January 15, 2017
To make matters worse? The same general manager who pulled the trigger on that trade for Philly—Howie Roseman—is still with the team. Maybe they want to reconsider.
– Kenny Ducey