Arian Foster uses Dan Shaughnessy column for Twitter avatar

Looks like we can’t count Houston Texans running back Arian Foster among those athletes who claim they don’t read what’s written about them.

Foster has changed his Twitter avatar to the first three paragraphs of Globe sports columnist Dan Shaughnessy’s Sunday column about the Patriots-Texans rematch.

Here’s how Shaughnessy began his piece:

The 2012-13 New England Patriots just became the first team in NFL history to get back-to-back byes before advancing to the conference championship game.

Could this get any easier?

I mean, seriously? The planets are aligned and the tomato cans are in place. The fraudulent Houston Texans are the only team standing between the New England Patriots and a trip to the AFC Championship game. All the Patriots have to do is beat the terrible Texans. One week from today. At Gillette Stadium.

The Patriots defeated the Texans on Monday Night Football in early December. Their rematch in the divisional round of the AFC playoffs is Sunday at 4:30 p.m. at Gillette Stadium.

Update, 3:28 p.m.: Shaughnessy acknowledged the stir as follows, also on Twitter:

hey @arianfoster — Loving the avatar. Bring your A game to Foxboro on Sunday.


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