Yesterday, in the wake of CBS Sports' decision to pull "Run This Town" from their season-opening telecast featuring the Baltimore Ravens and the Pittsburgh Steelers game last week, Rihanna took to Twitter to lob a few bombs at one of the NFL's top media partners. Though the station was ready to insert her song into this week's program, Rihanna was not having it.
CBS you pulled my song last week, now you wanna slide it back in this Thursday? NO, Fuck you! Y'all are sad for penalizing me for this.— Rihanna (@rihanna) September 16, 2014
A moment later, she added:
The audacity...— Rihanna (@rihanna) September 16, 2014
It was a bad look for both CBS and the National Football League, which has been facing countless public relations fiascoes as of late. Whether pertaining to Adrian Peterson, Ray Rice, or even M.I.A.'s infamous middle finger from Super Bowl XLVI, the NFL has been a frequent target of vitriol from celebrities and athletes across the spectrum. And as the league scrambles to clean up the mess it has created with shoddy suspension policies and general irresponsibility, we take a look at just how much hate has been thrown their way in our Recent History of Athletes and Celebrities Beefing with the NFL.