Hometown Boy JJ Watt Sends Heartfelt Message to the Victims of the Waukesha Incident

Published 11/22/2021, 5:31 AM EST
Oct 4, 2020; Houston, Texas, USA; Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) reacts after a play against the Minnesota Vikings during the fourth quarter at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports


This past Sunday afternoon, a tragedy occurred in the state of Wisconsin. During a parade, a car drove threw the people celebrating, killing a bunch of citizens. Arizona Cardinals’ star defensive player JJ Watt sent a heartfelt message to the victims of the incident. Along with him, Green Bay Packers also released a statement.

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The terrible incident

During the Christmas parade, a red SUV sped right through the people. The red sports utility vehicle killed five people on the spot and injured over 40. “At this time, we can confirm that five people are deceased and over 40 are injured,” the Waukesha police department released a statement. They continued, “However, these numbers may change as we collect additional information.”

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It was a massacre and a really horrific incident. The citizens present at the parade have released many videos that capture when the tragedy struck through various news networks and online too. It was a horrible event, as twelve children and eleven adults were rushed to the hospital instantly. Few people have transported themselves to the hospitals following the incident.

This incident occurred just 20 miles west of Milwaukee. The police have recovered the vehicle and taken the person of interest into custody. But it is yet to be determined if the incident is terror-related or not. There has been no further danger ever since. 

Arizona Cardinals DE JJ Watt has a heartfelt message for his hometown

JJ Watt, the defensive end for the Arizona Cardinals, tweeted after the incident, “Just now seeing what happened at the holiday parade back home in Waukesha tonight. Horrific images. Truly hoping everyone is going to be ok and those not involved are now safe. Thankful to everyone who rushed to action and helped the wounded.”

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JJ Watt is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin. He was born in Waukesha, Wisconsin on 22nd March 1989. This incident occurred just a few miles away from his home. The Packers also put out a statement on social media. 

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After seeing the unfortunate incident, Watt described it as horrific. JJ hopes everyone who was affected by the tragedy will be alright soon. He’s also thankful to all the people who rushed into the action to help the wounded. 

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Gurjyot Singh Dadial

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Sports journalist by day, gamer by night and a gym addict by morning. Gurjyot has been a lifelong fan of Wrestling, Contact sports, Rock music and Video games. With a degree in English Literature and Economics from Patkar College, Mumbai, he is set out to conquer every task he sets his mind to.

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