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Brandon Browner rips decision to bench Malcolm Butler

Former Patriot Brandon Browner was critical of the decision to bench Malcolm Butler during the Super Bowl.
Former Patriot Brandon Browner was critical of the decision to bench Malcolm Butler during the Super Bowl.(Barry Chin/Globe Staff/File 2014)

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Former Patriots cornerback Brandon Browner was active on Instagram Sunday in expressing his displeasure with Malcolm Butler’s benching.

He made multiple posts referencing Patriots coach Bill Belichick’s decision. The Patriots lost Super Bowl LII to the Eagles, 41-33.

In one post, Browner used a screen shot of an emotional Butler from the TV broadcast.

“your best defender over the past 3 seasons. Doesn’t get a snap,” Browner wrote.

In another post, Browner wrote that Belichick “lost the game for us tonight, stupid decision and makes no sense.”

Butler will be a free agent when the new league year begins next month. Browner alluded to that in another post.

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In another post, Browner wrote: “WTF is going on here is this not the man who won SN49 for U?”

Browner also took another shot at Belichick.

Earlier in the day, Browner was singing Belichick’s praises. “I Love U BB (Bill B.),” he wrote.

Browner spent five years in the NFL, playing in New England in 2014. He won Super Bowls with the Seahawks and Patriots.


Sean Smyth can be reached at sean.smyth@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @smythsays.