Cleveland Browns Linebacker Shrinks About 6 Feet in Madden NFL Video Game

Football fans are having a field day with a glitch in Madden NFL 15.

BySUSANNA KIM
September 02, 2014, 3:40 PM

— -- Christian Kirksey, linebacker for the Cleveland Browns, stands at 6-feet-2 but in the recently released Madden NFL 15 video game, he barely reaches the shins of his opponents.

Madden NFL 15 was launched on Microsoft's Xbox One on Aug. 26, and Kirksey is the biggest topic in social media commentary about the game. In the new video game, Kirksey is not only wearing a Tennessee Titans uniform, he is only a few inches tall.

PHOTO: A glitch in the Madden NFL 15 video game shows a tiny version of Cleveland Browns player Christian Kirksey
A glitch in the Madden NFL 15 video game shows a tiny version of Cleveland Browns player Christian Kirksey, seen in this YouTube video, "Madden 15 Ultimate Team Gameplay."
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Electronic Arts did not respond to a request by ABC News for comment. A version of Madden NFL 15 is also available for the Xbox 360 console and the PlayStation 3 system.

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At least Kirksey, who weighs 235 pounds, can laugh at his tiny avatar. He tweeted with his reaction just after celebrating his birthday on Sunday. The former University of Iowa Hawkeye turned 22 years old on Sunday.

PHOTO: Christian Kirksey, #58 of the Cleveland Browns, in action during an NFL preseason game against the St. Louis Rams at FirstEnergy Stadium, Aug. 23, 2014, in Cleveland.
Christian Kirksey, #58 of the Cleveland Browns, in action during an NFL preseason game against the St. Louis Rams at FirstEnergy Stadium, Aug. 23, 2014, in Cleveland.
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