Packers’ Aaron Rodgers rips fans for sending Marquez Valdes-Scantling death threats
Valdes-Scantling fumbled the ball in overtime, which set up the Colts’ game-winning field goal. During an interview with Jim Rome on the “Jim Rome Show,” Rodgers ripped the Packers fans who sent Valdes-Scantling death threats on social media.
“I would say that’s extremely unnecessary,” Rodgers said of the death threats, via Pro Football Talk.
“I understand the rooting interests in the game and how important it is to so many people, and it’s really important to us, too. But I think that’s very unnecessary. I’m sorry he had to go through that. I’m sure if I was checking social media, I’m sure there would be plenty of games where that happened to me.”
Sports fandom can sometimes bring out the worst in people. It’s very unfortunate Marquez Valdes-Scantling had to go through this, especially since it’s just a game at the end of the day.
Aaron Rodgers is a great teammate, so it’s not a surprise to see him have Valdes-Scantling’s back. The Packers are fortunate to have the future Hall of Famer as their team leader.
Green Bay will look to get back in the win column in Week 12 against the Chicago Bears. It’s a game the Packers should be able to win since the Bears have the second-worst offense in the NFL and their defense could be without star safety Eddie Jackson, who is on the COVID-19/reserve list.
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