Social Media Turns On QB Taylor Heinicke After Unearthed Article On How He Felt About George Floyd, Breonna Taylor Protesters (TWEETS)
For three hours on Saturday, social media was in love with Taylor Heinicke as he looked poised to take down Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Bucs.
Heinicke threw for 306 yards and a pair of touchdowns as the Washington Football team lost and got eliminated by the Bucs.
Shortly after the game, the good feelings about him quickly died down after someone posted a screenshot of an article showing that Heinicke had a bit of controversy last year when the protests kicked off for Breonna Taylor and George Floyd.
“Heinicke, a known (Donald) Trump supporter’s feed, is filled with rightwing pro-MAGA tweets and liberal-bashing, especially over the turbulent last five months since the killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. His likes show tweets criticizing protesters and rioters. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but everyone else is allowed to condemn a woefully ignorant view.
The backlash from his condescension can be a teachable moment. As his tweets garnered more attention, Heinicke stood firm in his position, even calling for a “civil and educated convo.” However, he wouldn’t listen to differing viewpoints in a back and forth with different Twitter users and was very defensive to being “canceled.”
On top of that, he also caused issues when he mockingly tweeted, “dEfUnD tHe PoLiCe…..” reply to the gun violence in Chicago one weekend.
Here’s how social media responded: