Roger Goodell SLAMMED for Inappropriate Handling of Damar Hamlin’s Shocking On-Field Collapse Leading to Bills vs Bengals Getting Postponed
The Damar Hamlin tragedy shocked the NFL world on Monday Night Football. 24-year-old Hamlin suffered a cardiac arrest in the Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals matchup. The NFL postponed the game without further intimation. However, it took a rather long time for them to arrive at the obvious decision. And fans have a severe problem with that.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and the top executives of the league find themselves under a lot of heat after the Bills-Bengals game took over an hour to suspend. Despite the harrowing scenes on-field. Also, reports have come out stating that it wasn’t the NFL’s call either. And the game got postponed only after the players’ and coaches’ intervention and insistence following 8 minutes of CPR on Damar Hamlin.
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The NFL released the official statement about the tragic Damar Hamlin episode. Damar collided with Bengals WR Tee Higgins before collapsing on the field. “Hamlin received immediate medical attention on the field by team and independent medical staff and local paramedics. He was then transported to a local hospital where he is in critical condition,” the official NFL statement said.
The fact it took this long to cancel is unacceptable. Y'all were gonna keep playing too until the coaches refused too. We saw who Godell and the nfl staff really were tonight.
— michael (@kuemperszn) January 3, 2023
Cancel the game outright. Figure it out later. Focus on the player, his family, team (brothers).
— Ryan Rusich (@rusich) January 3, 2023
Honestly though… how has the NFL not had a plan for this? 272 games a year of nonstop hits and no one ever thought a #3 Hamlin situation would happen? #BUFvsCIN #NFL @NFL
— Chip (@montana_chip) January 3, 2023
— Soup_To_Nuts (@NutsSoup) January 3, 2023
The fact that it took almost an hour to suspend this game shows how little you guys care about player safety. We can tell that this is a PR move
— Brian Y (@byysports) January 3, 2023
It took 1 hour, millions of tweets from official media members/fans, the players, the coaches, and major networks’ analysts just to postpone the game. Unacceptable. pic.twitter.com/MKuGKpSdYY
— football enjoyer (@FireSpags) January 3, 2023
Resign! You and your advertisers wanted the game to continue! Unethical!
— John Allan 🇺🇸🌺 (@JohnFAllan) January 3, 2023
Bye bye Rogerhttps://t.co/FYect2Jh8v
— Tanner (@sominboy27) January 3, 2023
shouldn’t haven’t taken you that long to cancel the game cause wtf
— becca (@cutekidburgos) January 3, 2023
The 5-minute warm-up in the middle of the Damar Hamlin emergency was not in good taste
Edited By: Deepika Bhaduri