‘Journalist’ Tries To Cancel John Madden After His Death For Glamorizing Brain Injuries, Receives Immediate Backlash From NFL Fans

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It didn’t take long for someone to try to cancel John Madden after his death.

On Tuesday night, it was reported that the legendary sports broadcaster had died unexpectedly at the age of 85-years-old.

About a half-hour after the announcement of Madden’s death, an “independent journalist” with over 250k Twitter followers took a shot at the former NFL coach turned announcer for glamorizing brain injuries in his video games.

Fans immediately noted that Madden was a strong advocate for showing the adverse effects of concussions in his video games and openly spoke out against children tackling each other at a young age.

Emptywheel received plenty of backlash over the Madden tweet.

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