Jaguars fans who were a little miffed -- or amused -- at Houston Texans defensive end Jadeveon Clowneyfor calling quarterback Blake Bortles "trash" after Jacksonville's 45-7 victory Sunday have begun ordering trash cans online to be shipped to NRG Stadium.
Fans, of course, have posted photos on social media of their orders. The cans are addressed directly to Clowney, and some should start arriving before Christmas.
Bonnie Upright, a public relations professional in Jacksonville, claims to have come up with the idea, which she said just popped into her head early Thursday morning. A few minutes later, she went on Amazon.com, picked out a trash can, plugged in the address and made the purchase.
"It's Christmas. It's the season of giving," said Upright, who formerly worked with the Blake Bortles Foundation. "Let's have a little fun with it. So I did.
"I was respectful. I didn't go at [Clowney] personally. Didn't say anything hateful or mean. I just wished him a merry Christmas from a trash-loving Jaguars fan."
Bortles threw for 326 yards and three touchdowns against the Texans and is the NFL's highest-rated quarterback in December. He did not mention Clowney by name, but he did address the comment Wednesday.
"If how we're playing and how I'm playing, if that's trash, then I'm fine with being trash," Bortles said.
Clowney declined to talk about his comment or the Jaguars on Thursday.
Upright said Bortles' comment made her feel OK about the trash can idea.
"It's very Duval [County]," she said. "It's how we roll in the 904."
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