Shannon Sharpe breaks out purple ‘crushed velvet’ jacket after years of waiting

It’s apparently been years in the making, but on Sunday, Shannon Sharpe was finally able to wear his purple velvet jacket on the CBS set. The reason it wasn’t introduced to the world earlier? The Baltimore Ravens were in the playoffs the last two seasons.

Sharpe sent out the following tweets to shine some light on his fashion, as well as to warn fans not to adjust their television sets.

Don’t hate the sharped dress man, hate the game.

[Thanks to FTW for the fashion tip]