CLEVELAND (WJZ) — Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson put two touchdowns on the board in the first half against the Cleveland Browns Monday night as the Ravens fight to keep their playoff hopes alive, but his footwear was what was drawing fans’ attention online.
After multiple slips during the first half, fans began calling for him to change his cleats.
— Adam Fair (@PhillyProducer) December 15, 2020
Glad @Lj_era8 got his long cleats on at half, looked like an Olympic figure skater for a while ⛷🎿
— JiMMY (@JONdaFISHERMAN) December 15, 2020
@Lj_era8 Said “New cleats, who dis” 😈
— Gil. 🦦 (@HereSince96) December 15, 2020
— Rick Ritter (@RickRitterWJZ) December 15, 2020
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— Mark Viviano (@MarkWJZ) December 15, 2020
Jackson said after the game he indeed changed his cleats at halftime.
“We had a long shot and I tried to make something happen,” he said. “I ended up slipping. It wasn’t perfect cleats for the grass. I made a change and put on some better cleats and I didn’t have that problem anymore.READ MORE: Baltimore Fire Department's Train Garden On Display At Engine 45
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At least one Browns fan, boxer Shawn Porter, said he didn’t think Jackson should be allowed to change his footwear.
— ShowtimeShawn Porter (@ShowtimeShawnP) December 15, 2020
It’s not Jackson’s first time slipping and sliding on the field; last October, he had footing problems on wet turf in Seattle. Despite that, the Ravens beat the Seahawks 30-16.MORE NEWS: Reese, Owusu Lead No. 8 Maryland Women Past Miami
The Ravens went on to beat the Browns 47-42.