"Stone Cold" Steve Austin got fans fired up with his latest social media photo. The WWE Hall of Famer took to Twitter and Instagram to show off his new face mask, which featured the logos of the University of Alabama. Austin knew he would catch some heat from fans as Alabama is not liked by too many people, but he explained why he was wearing that particular face mask.
"Running errands on the Mean Streets of LA, Austin wrote on Instagram. "Friend of mine made me this custom [Alabama] mask. The mask is cool but she made it a little too small. So it cuts off the circulation to my ears. My ears are actually crimson. Since she is a [Clemson] fan, I figured she ribbed me on purpose."
Some of the fans like the mask because its unique. However, there were fans who were disappointed in Austin for representing the Crimson Tide. "I don't know what's worse. You wearing a crimson tide mask or you joining forces with McMahon at 17," one fan wrote on Instagram.
Because of Alabama's success on the football field, there were plenty of fans that showed love for Austin. Here's a look at fans reacting to Austin wearing crimson during the coronavirus pandemic.
You're from Texas and wearing an Alabama Mask? Isn't there a law against that?— Rick Antonelli (@darealantonelli) May 13, 2020
Why wear a mask in a car? Or wear one at all for that matter?— Real Patriot (@InfidelChris) May 13, 2020
Alabama gave Colt a stunner pic.twitter.com/HsniRC8i2N— Noble Prize Winning Coach. BAMMER (@KC91140593) May 13, 2020
Hell yea— Vicki beaumont (@cheetogirl420) May 13, 2020
I got mine! 🍻! pic.twitter.com/jpuCesWYhJ— ChanMan 🕗 (@ChandranTheMan) May 13, 2020
Who's the guy that pulls up to SCSA at a stop light and says to his buddy "dude I think that's SC.... Naw he's not in a focus bro nevermind" lmao
Bro, that's the rattlesnake doing 45mpg— Thomas Taylor (@tftaylo1) May 13, 2020
Stone Cold Stone Cold Stone Cold pic.twitter.com/4qYVd6fS3z— WWE UNKNOWN SUPER STAR BLOWOUT (@WweBlowout) May 13, 2020
Hell yeah brother— RammerJammerBoi (@YallRoll) May 13, 2020
Roll Tide...beer run in this. pic.twitter.com/hFLwtyLbEt— TRU-Driver (@rtr_bamalance) May 13, 2020
While the sports angle was something many fans honed in on, others were peeved with the former wrestler even wearing a mask in the fight against the coronavirus in the first place as a way of curving the spread.
"The mask goes against your reputation! Stay strong, be a rebel, and do not conform! Cool mask, but strip off the communism!" one fan wrote, to which Austin replied, "Shut up dude."
Another echoed the controversial sentiment, "How much do they pay you to wear it?"
"Hell we aren't wearing those damn masks in Texas! Need to get out of that liberal nightmare they call CA and come home," another added, who sparked a wildfire of responses. "Oh yeah spreading a deadly virus and dying just to own libs go for it buddy."
Meanwhile one fan wrote, "I'm surprised your (sic) not wearing an Austin 3:15 mask or something Stone Cold ich (sic)."prev