FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith was holding a football camp for military kids on Wednesday when he broke the huddle with a "Go Ravens!" chant. At that point, a young camper broke ranks by looking at Smith and saying, "Go Patriots!"
The Ravens, with a sense of humor, tweeted the video.
Smith, showing a fine use of emojis, later joked on Twitter that he had to "catch himself."
The exchange landed in Patriots receiver Julian Edelman's Twitter inbox, and he had a good laugh.
@Steve_Weissman lol that's a bold man to talk to like that. Smitty had to hold back lol. Nothing but respect for smitty and the young buck!— Julian Edelman (@Edelman11) June 23, 2016
Edelman has spoken of his great respect for Smith in the past. In January of 2015, he said, "I’m a huge fan of Steve Smith. I love his game. I love his mentality. I’ve looked up to a guy like him ever since I was a little kid. I’ve got nothing but respect for him."