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He Tweeted What?
May 5, 2011 - Kim Collette
All that has been on any football fans mind lately has been the NFL lockout. That was until a few days ago when a certain tweet became very, very public. Pittsburgh Steeler Rashard Mendenhall is definitely in some hot water. Apparently after seeing U.S. citizens celebrate Osama bin Laden's death, he tweeted, "What kind of person celebrates death? It's amazing how people can HATE a man they have never heard speak. We've only heard one side..." He followed that text up with, "We'll never know what really happened. I just have a hard time believing a plane could take a skyscraper down demolition style...."
Yes, we live in America and have all the freedoms and liberties that go along with being citizens. I fully understand that we all have the right to our own opinions and the right to express them. I facebook. I twitter. I blog. However, I know what is appropriate to put out on the internet and what is not. (And I am not a public figure whose every move is watched). While I believe that Rashard Mendenhall has every right to feel the way he does. I do think that he is in the wrong expressing it on twitter. He must remember that he is not only representing himself, but the Steelers organization and the NFL.
9-11 and the period that followed was a very dark and scary time for Americans. It brought the country together. Bin Laden's death has accomplished that very same thing. Only now we are rejoicing the justice that has been served. Mendenhall has basically made a mockery of the unity of the United States.
Apparently Mendenhall has also tweeted about the fans booing him when he fumbles only to turn around and cheer him for a good run. Guess what.......it's only going to get worse now. In fact.....wait until you go to Cleveland!
Until next time friends!
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