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.”


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