The Pittsburgh Steelers criticized Freddie Kitchens for wearing a controversial shirt that put his team in a bad position.
The Cleveland Browns coach wore a "Pittsburgh started it" shirt in the aftermath of his team's 20-13 loss Sunday.
"I know that our coach never would have done anything like that," Steelers left guard Ramon Foster said. "Why throw gas? When you do something like that, you throw your players in harm's way. He's not on the field. You throw your players in harm's way when you do stuff like that with a vengeance. And I hate that for them."
Kitchens was photographed wearing a "Pittsburgh started it" shirt to see the Mr. Rogers biopic "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood" on Friday night.
The shirt referenced the brawl between the teams two weeks ago, when Myles Garrett hit Mason Rudolph in the head with a helmet, setting off a melee and earning himself an indefinite suspension.
"I wore a T-shirt," Kitchens said after Sunday's game. "I wore a jacket with it. My daughters wanted me to wear the shirt. I'd wear it again. I put on a jacket, I covered it up, I took a picture, that was simple as that. A T-shirt didn't cause us to give up 40-yard passes. We were ready to play. That's the only thing people need to be concerned about. We were ready to play."