The Pittsbrugh Steelers' LaMarr Woodley was pretty upset over Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice's perceived desecration of the the vaunted Steelers "Terrible Towel", and made it known on Twitter:
"If youre not a steelers fan, dont put your hands on a terrible towel" @LaMarrWoodley, Nov. 19th
Ray Rice says he didn't mean any disrespect, and rather than going back and forth with Woodley, he explained that he traded his gloves with a fan for the towel, and apologized.
“I apologize to those who saw it as disrespectful. For me, I thought it was a pretty cool gesture, exchanging my gloves with a fan and walking out with it. Obviously, getting a victory there was cool and I leave it in the past. Their fans are great, the organization is great and the rivalry is always going to continue to be great,” according to to a story by Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun.
“To have something in your basement to know what the rivalry is all about is pretty cool. I’ve been exchanging jerseys with guys. My basement is geting pretty colorful down there with other teams’ stuff. [Having the towel was] not maliciously, just more out of respect.”
There you have it; now let's move on.