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Kolby Listenbee lashes out at 'fake' TCU fans after article claims he's 'made of glass'

Former TCU receiver Kolby Listenbee is suing TCU, coach Gary Patterson, the Big 12 Conference and others in the aftermath of a hip injury he suffered in 2015.
Former TCU receiver Kolby Listenbee is suing TCU, coach Gary Patterson, the Big 12 Conference and others in the aftermath of a hip injury he suffered in 2015. mfaulkner@star-telegram.com

If TCU fans weren't angry enough at former wide receiver Kolby Listenbee, a recent tweet of his probably won't change their minds.

Listenbee, who was cut by the Indianapolis Colts Friday morning, didn't take kindly to a satirical article by FrogsWire.com that said he was "made of glass."

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TCU wide receiver Kolby Listenbee called out 'fake' TCU fans in this May 18 tweet, which has since been deleted. Screenshot from FrogsWire.com

"LMAO," Listenbee tweeted. "to all the players that currently played/playing at TCU watch how these fans are they fake. 7-6;4-12 seasons stadiums was empty… 2014 they praise you put you on a pedestal for winning 3 years later they claim you was never good enough in the first place.. [expletive] you"

In the article, the writer poked fun at Listenbee, his lawsuit against TCU, Gary Patterson, the Big 12 and former TCU athletic director Chris Del Conte, and his social media response to being cut by the Colts.

"Ooooooooo deep man, deep," the article states. "Do you think he’s referring to the myth’s he created so he can sue TCU?"

Listenbee's tweet blasting 'fake' fans has since been deleted, but FrogsWire screenshotted it before posting their response.

"By taking legal action against [TCU] you inherently alienate TCU fans," FrogsWire wrote, "who like any college football fan base are emotionally, financially, and almost to the point of spiritually connected to the program.

"Naturally when you attack that program many of the fans are going to take that as a personal attack."

In his lawsuit, Listenbee alleges Patterson, former offensive coordinator Doug Meacham and other coaches “continually harassed, humiliated, pressured and threatened” him after a hip injury against SMU in an effort to “force Listenbee to return to play quickly.”

Former TCU wide receiver Kolby Listenbee was injured following a touchdown catch against SMU in 2015. He claims in a lawsuit against the school and Gary Pattesron that the hip injury he sustained during this play led to abuse and harassment and en

The former sixth-round pick has since appeared on HBO's "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel," where he claimed Patterson threatened to tell NFL teams during the draft process that Listenbee was "not tough enough."

In March, Patterson said he was "a little bit hurt" by the lawsuit, but defended the team physicians and medical staff, who are also named in the lawsuit.

"I'm one of those coaches that put everything in my life into kids," Patterson said. "Growing them up, giving them opportunity."

TCU football coach Gary Patterson address the lawsuit brought by former player Kolby Listenbee, March 4, 2018.

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