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The Browns have raised the white flag on the white flag giveaway.
The promotion received unanimous criticism from fans, media and players. Everyone perceives a white flag as a sign of surrender and nobody wanted to convey that message to the Pittsburgh Steelers, who have won 23 of 27 meetings since 1999. The Browns' statement said: "After further and careful consideration, we felt it was in the best interests of everyone involved that we not have a giveaway item at tomorrow's game. It is something that was intended to be fun for our fans and that they could rally around, and we regret that some didn't perceive it that way. We want to thank all of our fans for their tremendous support and we look forward to seeing them out in force at the stadium tomorrow." The statement was not signed by any individual.