We all know that Devonta Smith is a class act. But even the best of us have our moments, and it seems like Devonta Smith had one recently.
The Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver was caught on the Jumbotron at the Sixers game making some jokes about being fired. And while it was all in good fun, we can’t help but laugh at his expense.
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Devonta Smith jokes about being fired
In a recent interview, former Sixers’ jumbotron operator Devonta Smith joked about being fired after the team’s infamous “Philly specialty” ran Afloat.
“I was just hired to push a button, you know?” said Smith. “I didn’t know what was going on.”
Smith was referring to the incident where the Sixers’ jumbotron ran a graphic of a cheesesteak with an image of player Dario Saric in the middle instead of star center Joel Embiid.
“I was like, ‘What the hell is this?” said Smith. “I’m not pushing that button.'”
Smith was eventually fired from his job and has since moved on to other ventures. However, he still looks back on the incident with a sense of humor.
“It’s all good,” said Smith. “I got other buttons to push.”
Sixers fans react to Devonta Smith’s joke
Devonta Smith, the former Sixers employee who was fired after a video of him making a lewd joke about Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz went viral, took to Twitter on Tuesday to defend himself.
“I would like to sincerely apologize for the offensive language I used in a recent video that circulated on social media,” Smith wrote. “It was inappropriate and wrong, and I am deeply sorry.”
Sixers fans, however, were not quick to forgive or forget.
Many took to social media to express their displeasure with Smith’s joke, with some even calling for his immediate reinstatement.
Others, however, were more understanding, arguing that while the joke was in poor taste, Smith should not have been fired over it.
Either way, it’s clear that Sixers fans are divided on the issue.
Other funny Devonta Smith jokes
So the Sixers fired the guy who ran the Jumbotron last night during their game. His name was Devonta Smith. And of course, people are already making jokes about it.
Devonta Smith’s reaction to being fired
It was all fun and games until Devonta Smith got fired from his job at the Sixers’ Jumbotron.
The former Eagles wide receiver was let go from his gig as a video board operator after a photo of him flipping off the camera went viral.
Smith, who was wearing a Santa hat and had a Christmas message for fans, wasn’t exactly pleased with the news.
“I’m not even gonna lie, I’m pretty heated right now,” he said in a profanity-laced Instagram Live video. “They just f—ing fired me.”
“I just lost my job because I made a joke,” he added. “I’m really not even tripping.”
It’s unclear if Smith will be able to find another job in the sports world, but if he can’t, he might have to resort to other means of making a living.
“I might have to start selling crack,” he joked. “I don’t know what the f— I’m gonna do.”
Devonta Smith’s reaction to being re-hired
“I’m just happy to be back with the team and help contribute however I can,” said Devonta Smith.