In a statement released by a team spokesman, the Browns said on Saturday that they were no longer going to ask their fans to wave the white flag. The team was asking fans to wave white flags. It sounded like a story from The Onion: The Browns said this week that they would hand out white flags for the fans at Cleveland Browns Stadium to wave during Sunday’s game against the Steelers. In a game-day promotion that seems like a cruel joke, fans will be given white flags to wave at Cleveland Browns Stadium. But the Browns' helmets are orange. Their team name is the Browns. Because white flags symbolize surrender, the giveaway seemed to imply the Browns were giving up against the Steelers, who have won 16 of the past 17 games between the AFC North foes. “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,” the statement said.