During a time when America is re-evaluating its gun control policy amidst the Newtown shooting that left 26 dead, it seems some careless fans allowed their emotions get the better of them having seen another horrendous offensive performance by the New York Jets (6-8) led by Mark Sanchez; inevitably ending their season hopes.
One man by the Twitter account @BraveGrancru made it very clear just how he felt. In a series of tweets he “promised bullets” and going so far as to upload a photo of himself labeled as “the face of the killer” while telling numerous news outlets to be ready for publicizing the death of Sanchez if he shows up to the training grounds this Wednesday.
He likely expected his comments to be minuscule in a barrage of thousands of Twitter posts, however they’ve caught the attention and outrage of many including the media.
Even those against Sanchez have jumped to his support; stating clear lines of the respect he deserves as a human being and that after all, this is just a sport.
It would seem the culprit is well aware of the media uproar, still active on his account as we speak posting that Kevin Armstrong of the New York Daily News had contacted him for a statement about the situation:
NFL official Greg Aiello: league is aware of twitter death threats toward Mark Sanchez; NFL security followed up with Jets to assist. – @KevinGArmstrong
Things could get very ugly very soon for his unnecessary, thoughtless, but yet very seriously taken comments.
This is not the first time we have witnessed such events. During last years NFC Championship game following a 20-17 overtime loss to New York Giants, San Fransisco 49′ers wide receiver Kyle Williams was victim to threats on his life, along with his family:
‘@KyleWilliams_10. I hope you, youre wife, kids and family die, you deserve it’
This came following two kick return mistakes that kept the 49ers out of the Super Bowl; despite leading prior early in the 4th quarter.
However, the culprit of the Sanchez scenario may find some consolation from today’s announcement that rookie Greg McElroy will start this Sunday at home vs. San Diego Chargers, which supposedly “was all he wanted”. However, he picked the worst way to make that point clear.
This article was originally posted on Taiwan Hall’s Oppa’s Sports Town
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