Seahawks DE Cliff Avril Getting Death Threats From Cowboys Fans For Hurting Romo
The last thing Cowboys fans and the organization wanted to see was Tony Romo writhing in pain once again on the field after being hit. But that’s exactly what happened when Seattle Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril hit Romo awkwardly from behind and ultimately broke a bone in his back.
Romo is projected to be out for the next 6-10 weeks and Cowboys fans were not happy, so they let Cliff know about it on social media. And he doesn’t approve of it.
“I’m definitely surprised,” Avril said of the reaction to his hit, according to Gregg Bell of The News Tribune. “The Cowboys fans have been sending a lot of hate mail – well, not ‘hate mail’ – but a lot of crazy tweets. But I don’t pay too much attention to it.
“It’s kind of interesting to see how you just think you are making a play on the football field, and so many people think a certain way about it. But it is what it is. I don’t really care. I’m reaching out to Romo, so it is what it is.”
“I didn’t even see him until after I celebrated (with teammates Bobby Wagner and others) and I saw him still on the ground. That’s when I knew something happened to him,” Avril said. “But after he got up, walked to the sidelines, I tapped him on his leg and whatever, talked to him for a second. But I didn’t know it was that serious.”
Look I’m not in the business of hurting anybody… Definitely didn’t know @TonyRomo was hurt… So all u guys on my timeline can fall back!!
— Cliff Avril (@cliffavril) August 26, 2016
They didn’t fall back:
You a bitch ass typa nigga fam @cliffavril
— P (@16th_Letter) August 27, 2016
@cliffavril Cause & Effect law you son of a bitch ! Never hit a sliding QB ! You’ll pay big time !
— Luis Cortes (@JerryCortes) August 28, 2016
@cliffavril hope you’re happy. Dirty player. Shehawks won’t go anywhere this season.
— Anthony (@anthonyeichler) August 27, 2016
@cliffavril punk bitch
— #️⃣Pound Down⬇️ (@irocBoyyy) August 27, 2016
@cliffavril nice cheap shot u washed up bitch can’t wait to see the boys stuff the ball up your ass fuck boy eat a dick clifford
— Big Popa (@BigPopa1971) August 27, 2016
— Chris Nailor (@2litregsr) August 27, 2016
— Mr. SHAQ INFINITY (@iowawilliam) August 29, 2016
@cliffavril The NFL needs to start suspending you idiots for dirty plays!!! Remember KARMA IS A B***CH!!!!!!
— Dan Hunter (@DanHunter4cowbo) August 27, 2016