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“I Truly Am Sorry For His Loss”: NFL World Gets Emotional After Commanders HC Ron Rivera Chokes Up During Victory Speech In Remembrance Of His Tragic Loss

Published 11/16/2022, 5:00 AM EST

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This Sunday, the Washington Commanders did the impossible thing by ending the Eagles’ unbeaten run so far in this current season. After that win, the head coach of the Commanders, Ron Rivera, became really emotional as he remembered his mother.

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Notably, a few days back, Rivera attended the funeral of his mother, who passed away due to cancer. He also missed one practice session due to that reason; many thought he won’t be at the sideline during the Eagles match-up. However, he surprised everyone and turned up at the press conference right after his mother’s funeral.


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NFL fans react after seeing Commanders HC Ron Rivera getting emotional

A video recently surfaced on Twitter and other social media platform, where Rivera was speaking to his players in the locker room after the win against the Eagles. While giving a speech, he looked visibly choked up, as the players showed him massive respect, particularly WR Terry McLaurin.

In that speech, Rivera said only a few words before leaving the room and they are, My mother would have been proud.


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Meanwhile, many fans sympathized with Rivera, even some of the Eagles fans as well despite being angry with poor refereeing. One Eagles fan tweeted:

Another Eagles fan became emotional and posted some lovely words.

One more Eagles fan showed a massive heart.

Meanwhile, one fan showed great appreciation for Rivera for building a great team in a dysfunctional organization. Another fan takes a dig at the owner of the Commanders’ organization, Dan Snyder.

One fan thinks that some things are bigger than the game.

Another fan showed empathy for Rivera for going through so much in one lifetime.

One Twitter user felt Rivera’s dedication toward the game is unbelievable .

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Interestingly, one Eagles fan blamed the players for their loss and praised Washington for their tremendous victory.


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It is worth noting that the Commanders won four out of their last five games. In a way, it was not a fluke win for the Washington team; however, it’s a big upset for the Eagles as they lost their first game of the season after winning 8 consecutive games.


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In spite of all the outside noise about the sale of the franchise, Rivera is doing everything in his power to ensure that the players remain focused on football. Certainly, he is doing a tremendous job, as the Commanders have now 5-5 record. Although their chances of qualifying for the playoffs look really dire, they still can pose a massive threat to the other teams as well.

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Debkinkar Maity

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Debkinkar Maity is a Tennis & NFL Author at EssentiallySports. His desire to become a sports journalist inspired him to take up a degree in journalism and mass communication, and he hasn't looked back ever since. Following the sport for over a decade now, Debkinkar has an ardent love for Roger Federer.

Edited By: Gurjyot Singh Dadial