There is always somebody looking for their 15 minutes of fame, but some try and do it in the most disrespectful way possible.
On Tuesday, the sports world was turned upside down when news came down that former head coach and legendary sports broadcaster John Madden had passed away.
It did not take long for one of the worst hot takes to ever exist to come on the timelibe when a journalist tried to bring him down by stating he glamorized brain injuries with his video game.
“Everyone eulogizing Madden: How many concussions could we have prevented had he not turned brain injuries into a video game?”
“Madden is not solely responsible for the fact that the NFL has, in the face of real evidence of lasting unaccounted injuries, only accelerated that process.
But he is one thing that glamorized that.”
As expected, social media packed this journalist right up with their responses:
Madden gained fame as the coach of the Oakland Raiders, making it to seven AFC title games and winning the Super Bowl following the 1976 season. He compiled a 103-32-7 regular-season record.
“Today, we lost a hero. John Madden was synonymous with the sport of football for more than 50 years,” EA Sports, the brand behind the Madden franchise, said in a statement. “His knowledge of the game was second only to his love for it, and his appreciation for everyone that stepped on the gridiron. A humble champion, a willing teacher, and forever a coach. Our hearts and sympathies go out to John’s family, friends, and millions of fans. He will be greatly missed, always remembered, and never forgotten.”