Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Death Threats to Morgan

Morgan, 15, was flagged for throwing the ball at Cortland Finnegan. (Photo: washingtonpost.com)
Come on, Redskins nation, you're better than this. While some of you are known for jumping on and off the Redskins bandwagon, you're still better than this. You're lucky that any of our beloved football players even call us loyal anyways. You're giving us a bad rep.

If you don't know what I'm taking about  yet, educate yourself by reading this article by Rich Tandler.

There is only one thing worse than watching Josh Morgan throw the ball at Rams cornerback Cortland Finnegan and basically ruining the Redskins chances of winning and that's the outcry that came from Redskins "fans" following the game.

Many threatened Morgan and his family. Some even threatened to take his or his family members lives. Are you kidding? I understand what he did cost the Redskins a football game...but that's all that it did. It lost them a football game.

It's just a game. I love the Redskins just as much as the next guy and I love watching them win just as much as the next guy, but I would never privately threaten a player or curse his name, let alone publicly.

How inappropriate can you get? Are you really that invested in your football team that you would kill for it? I understand what it means to be a "die-hard" fan and killing a member of your team has nothing to do with it.

It's ignorant. It's selfish. It's rude. And you have ruined the reputation of the Washington Redskins fan base. Now, Redskins fans will be looked as ones that threaten their players following a loss.

If you posted a Facebook status, tweeted a tweet, or said anything related to killing or harming Josh Morgan, I'm calling you out. You know who you are. I'm questioning your fanhood. A TRUE fan would never threaten a player on his favorite team. A TRUE fan would be there to pick that player up, pat him on the back, and tell him "it's okay".

But not you people. You put him down. You tried to make him feel so low that, if he let it effect him, it might have pushed him to quit the game altogether. What kind of fan base tries to make one of their own feel that low?

Get a life, you people, and get some REAL fanhood. Pick your team up. Don't put them down. I'm tough on this team because I'm a writer and an evaluator, but I would never threaten a player based on a mistake he made. Let the coaches put him down. Fans are there to pick the team up.

Sure, it was a terrible mistake and he lost his cool. He's already been fined an undisclosed amount of money by the team. The last thing he wants is for the hometown crowd, which he will play in front of for the first time this Sunday, threatening him and putting him down.

If you threatened Josh Morgan on Twitter or Facebook in the past three days, you have too much time on your hands. Become a fan, pick your team up, and cheer your team on. Win or lose, you should always be supportive.

Where's your fanhood? Hail.

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