Titans linebacker Will Compton was so inspired by the popular British crime drama series Peaky Blinders, he decided to don the signature hairstyle himself and gets trolled on social media, even by his team!
William Shelby: Will Compton’s new avatar gets hilariously trolled
On Wednesday, Will Compton decided to get the iconic hairstyle that the main characters of ‘Peaky Blinders’ have on the series, including the protagonist Thomas Shelby (played by Cillian Murphy).
He also announced the same on Twitter, stating that he will have a new persona ‘William Shelby’ as Titans take on Packers this week. However, he was also ready “to get roasted.”
“Peaky Blinder’s suit picked up, shaved to a mustache, getting a Shelby style haircut right now. About to take on the name “William Shelby” when traveling to Green Bay on Saturday. Can’t wait to get roasted until then with this look,” Compton tweeted, followed by a couple of photos of his final ‘low skin fade’ haircut.
Needless to say, the roasts were on their way.
“It’s horrible. He needs to cut it all off and start over,” Compton’s teammate AJ Brown was quoted by Jim Wyatt via a tweet.
“There are no words to describe what he was thinking when he got that. … It’s just a terrible, terrible look. And you guys can tell him I said that,” Titans guard Rodger Saffold was quoted by Joe Rexrode of the Athletic.
Amongst the multitude of roasts from fans and the rest of NFL Twitter, Titans themselves joined with a hilarious fake injury report, citing Will Compton’s ‘haircut’ as the injury and trolling him as ‘doubtful’ at Green Bay.
“Sending this to the media after practice,” Titans’ official Twitter handle posted.
However for Compton, its all in good sport.
With 10 wins and 4 losses, Titans are currently leading AFC South.