Apparently, the sports personality and co-host of FS1’s “Undisputed” disagreed with the NFL’s decision to postpone the Monday Night Football game between the Buffalo Bills and the Cincinnati Bengals after a young player literally collapsed on the field and is now fighting for his life at a local hospital.
Skip began his series of tweets by offering a prayer for Damar and his family, but it didn’t take long to see his main concern was clearly the game of football as opposed to the football player.
Not exactly sure what happened to Damar Hamlin. Players on both teams are shaken. Ambulance out on the field. CPR administered. Can’t remember play being stopped for this length of time. Just said a prayer for him and his family.
I’ve seen so many horrific injuries suffered on football fields yet never have I seen a reaction like this. In every other situation I witnessed or covered, the game always went on fairly quickly. The attitude was, “Hey, that’s football.” For these players, this was DIFFERENT.
No doubt the NFL is considering postponing the rest of this game – but how? This late in the season, a game of this magnitude is crucial to the regular-season outcome … which suddenly seems so irrelevant.
See Skip Bayless’ original tweets below.
The backlash was swift and mighty as former and current NFL stars blasted Skip for his callous tweets.
ATHLETES YOU SEE THIS B**CH! F**K THE MONEY F**K THE ENDORSEMENTS F**K THIS FAKE ASS LIFE STYLE…. IT TOOK THE NFL ENTIRELY WAY TOO LONG FOR THEM TO CANCEL THE GAME… WE ARE HUMANS ATHLETES… WE AINT NO DAMN SUPERHEROES…. I LOVE YALL FOREVER!
WE NEED US… LET’S TRULY LEARN WHAT IT MEAN 🙏🏿
PRAYERS HIGH HAMLIN!
I would like to say I’m shocked by this tweet BUT quite frankly I’m not because of who I’ve known you to be!!
I hope you LOSE YOUR JOB!! For you @skipbayless, to think the magnitude of this game trumps the LIFE of a player is inhumane.
I hope shannonsharpe84 puts this in a better perspective for you since you continue to say the most unimaginable stuff out of your ridiculous mouth!!
There has to be some MAJOR CONSEQUENCES/IMPLICATIONS to this irresponsible ass tweet!!! You’re a LOW LIFE!!!!
Read more reactions below.
Skip Bayless returned to Twitter to issue an apology to those who misunderstood his tweet.
Nothing is more important than that young man’s health. That was the point of my last tweet.
I’m sorry if that was misunderstood but his health is all that matters.
Again, everything else is irrelevant. I prayed for him & will continue to.
See Skip’s original tweet.
I put a condo on my wrist and cashed on ol’ Skippy after he disrespected Unc Shannon Sharpe while caping for Tom Brady.
Let’s shift the energy away from ignorance and back to Damar Hamlin, who needs our prayers and support right now.