Ever get death threats over a bad day at the office? Thanks to Twitter, it happens to NFL players on a regular basis.
Fantasy Football Owner Threatens To Kill NFL Players
Via CBS Detroit reports:
But it’s not just their play on the field that makes fans fly over the edge — overwhelmingly, the nastiest comments come from how that play affects fans’ fantasy football leagues.
Some tweets go beyond wishing harm on players to actually threatening violence. The following tweet targeted superstar Calvin Johnson and quarterback Matthew Stafford.
I lost my fantasy playoff game by four damn points. That’s four bullets for each of you bitches @Bigplaycj @Staff_9— Joséf Ronaldo (@RoiJosef)
Back in October, New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs received several menacing messages on Twitter, and the content concerned him enough to contact NFL security.
Jacobs exposed the fan for terrible remarks that included, “ON LIFE BRANDON IF YOU DON’T RUSH FOR 50 YARDS AND TWO TOUCHDOWNS TONIGHT ITS OVER FOR YOU AND YO FAMILY N—–.”
That tweet was followed by one that said, “FULFILL MY ORDERS STATED IN THE PREVIOUS TWEET OR THATS YO LIFE BRUH AND IM NOT PLAYING.”
In fantasy football leagues, teams get points for individual performances of players they “drafted” at the beginning of the season. Some leagues have substantial prizes for the winner of the championship.
As a result, many fans reach out to players on their fantasy team after games to congratulate or eviscerate them — like they’re the owners of a real team.
Is it ever that serious??