Amazon Prime Is Getting Hammered For Their Coverage Of Tua Tagovailoa’s Injury

Amazon Prime Is Getting Hammered For Their Coverage Of Tua Tagovailoa's Injury

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Amazon Prime is televising Thursday Night Football NFL games for the first time this year. And, their broadcasts have been well-received so far. Their Prime Vision feature allows you to watch the all-22 angle with real-time advanced stats.

But, they ran into quite the problem in their Week 3 broadcast involving the Dolphins and the Bengals. Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, who suffered what looked to be a head injury in last week’s game, was hit hard in the 2nd quarter of Thursday’ game and what happened next was hard to watch.

Amazon Prime continued to show replays of the hit

Here is the hit.

That does not look good for Tua. He was taken off the field on a stretcher and was taken to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where he was reported to be able to move all extremities.

But, Amazon kept showing the hit over and over again, including a shot of Tua’s hands seemingly frozen after he hit the ground. People were not happy.

People are ticked off over the number of replays of the hit

Instantly, people took to Twitter to tell Prime to stop showing replays of the hit.

There are a lot of would’ve could’ve should’ve’s here.

Longtime NFL linebacker Dont’a Hightower chimed in.

So, people are obviously mad. But, this is one of the reasons we watch football. You cannot tell me otherwise. Americans love gore and violence. Look at our favorite movies. Right now, one of the biggest television shows in the world is about Jeffrey Dahmer, a real-life cannibal who killed people and ate them. And people can’t shut up about it! We wish we could look away, but we cannot.