Giants fans come for OBJ on Twitter after he says he felt 'stuck' in New York

As bad breakups go, the one between New York Giants fans and Odell Beckham Jr. seems to keep dragging on.

And it’s mostly Giants fans who aren’t ready to move on. New York supporters jumped into Beckham’s mentions on social media after the wide out gave an interview to Complex.com that briefly touched on his exit from the Giants.

“I just felt with the Giants I was just stuck at a place that wasn’t working for me anymore,” Beckham said. “I felt like I wasn’t going to be able to reach my full potential there; mentally, physically, spiritually, everything I felt capable of doing, I just couldn’t see it happening there. So I think allowing me to be in an environment where I can be myself and give it a different approach, I feel like my football will benefit. I’m just excited about being able to play football again and not have to deal with all the other stuff and politics that came with my previous role.

“...I’m trying to achieve growth. I want to release myself from my past and have a fresh start. I’ve been waiting to explode in games, and I’ve been working extremely hard to get take my game to the next level. That’s exactly what I think I can do at the Browns.”

That’s a pretty straightforward approach to moving on from a bad situation and trying to start over, right? Well not if you’re a Giants fan who thinks Beckham is somehow to blame both for the team’s misfortunes and the breakup that sent him to Cleveland. Specifically, the part about being “stuck at a place that wasn’t working for me anymore” seems to have struck a nerve.

So much so that Beckham has been responding to critics on Twitter by both defending his comments — as if there’s anything in there that warrants a defense — and telling fans to move on.

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No point in arguing. I’ve moved on.
Key word.... “anymore” 😭 nuff said. Everyone have a blessed day! I’m gettin better let’s all do that in every which way we can! LUV
Man that shxt gets tiring. Nothin is personal... remember !!? This is all business , right?
I’m thankful GOD gave me and opportunity to play my first years where he did. I’m thankful for every memory and exp… https://t.co/p5vpiiid82
GOD MADE ME. GOD CREATED ME. GOD MADE MY LIFE WHAT IT IS TODAY. U don’t like it? Take it up wit him , y’all bother… https://t.co/eZHdHteILZ
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Players change teams all the time. Even great ones. The way things ended in New York were unfortunate but it’s hard to blame Beckham for feeling stuck. Quarterback Eli Manning wasn’t getting any younger or better and had he stayed he’d be working as the primary target on offense for either Manning or rookie Daniel Jones. Maybe that’s better for fans, but it’s hard to see how it helps Beckham’s career the way lining up with the likes of Jarvis Landry, Baker Mayfield and Nick Chubb.

To say Beckham was taking shots at the Giants is wildly overstating things and after all the good times he had in New York it’s easy to see why fans suggesting otherwise would be frustrating to him.

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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 06: Odell Beckham Jr. is seen arriving to the 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 06: Odell Beckham Jr. attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Ar at on May 6, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 06: Professional football player Odell Beckham Jr. attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 06: Odell Beckham Jr. attends the 2019 Met Gala celebrating "Camp: Notes on Fashion" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 06: Odell Beckham Jr. attends the 2019 Met Gala celebrating "Camp: Notes on Fashion" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 06: Odell Beckham Jr. attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Ar at on May 6, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 06: Odell Beckham Jr attends the 2019 Met Gala celebrating 'Camp: Notes on Fashion' at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 06: Odell Beckham Jr attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art at on May 6, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Bauzen/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 06: Odell Beckham Jr. attends the 2019 Met Gala celebrating "Camp: Notes on Fashion" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 06: Odell Beckham Jr attends the 2019 Met Gala celebrating 'Camp: Notes on Fashion' at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 06: Odell Beckham Jr. attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/MG19/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 06: Odell Beckham Jr. attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/MG19/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue )
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 06: Odell Beckham Jr. attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 06: Odell Beckham Jr. attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
Odell Beckham Jr. arrives for the 2019 Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2019, in New York. - The Gala raises money for the Metropolitan Museum of Arts Costume Institute. The Gala's 2019 theme is Camp: Notes on Fashion" inspired by Susan Sontag's 1964 essay "Notes on Camp". (Photo by ANGELA WEISS / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 06: Odell Beckham Jr. attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes On Fashion at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for THR)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 06: Odell Beckham Jr. attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes On Fashion at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for THR)
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