- Washington head coach Ron Rivera expressed frustrations with players not getting vaccinated
- Former Broncos DB TJ Ward fired back at Rivera by blaming him for getting cancer due to his “life-ling health decisions”
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Former Broncos DB TJ Ward bizarrely decided to take a shot at Ron Rivera for having had cancer which didn’t sit well for many fans.
With many of his players refusing to get vaccinated, Rivera, who previously had cancer and is at high-risk to get complications from Covid-19, expressed his frustrations at those who haven’t gotten the shot.
“I think it’s frustrating. Especially in the fact that last year we were the No. 1 team against COVID,” “Our players took the challenge of staying inside the bubble, doing the things the right way and for the most part, you know we only had two situations. Both of them were guys who weren’t on the active 53, so it turned out to be a positive for us, as far as being COVID free. And now for whatever reason we have some reluctance to do that, to get the vaccine.”
Former NFL defensive back T.J. Ward fired back at Rivera with what many felt were a series of insensitive tweets when he told Washington’s coach to not blame players for the fact that he got cancer due to his “life long health decisions.”
TJ ward said enough of that cancer malarkey Ron pic.twitter.com/61pziHKItJ
— Astral Plane Mugabe (@PintOfJack) July 28, 2021
Ward doubled down on his attack on Rivera by telling him that “at some point you gotta pay for your vices.”
Fans went on to rip Ward to shreds for appearing to blame Rivera for getting cancer.
TJ Ward legit said Ron Rivera’s cancer was due to life choices and that players shouldn’t have to worry about him with Covid. Send him to an island away from mankind that man is a fucking worthless scumbag.
— Evan Sowards (@Evan_Sowards) July 28, 2021
NFL players been playing a wicked game of “You think he’s dumb? Oh, you just wait and see how dumb i can sound!” for like 4 days now. TJ Ward is the leader in the clubhouse.
— Kev (@klew24) July 28, 2021
I’ve seen plenty of foul things on here but TJ Ward is definitely the leader in the clubhouse 🤦🏾♂️
— Damien Woody (@damienwoody) July 28, 2021
TJ Ward thought Ron Rivera was like this somewhere down the road pic.twitter.com/XtTn8AKn6o
— Aaron (@Aaroncabrera_) July 28, 2021
"Cancer is a choice" is a hell of a hill to die on TJ Ward. pic.twitter.com/MHXqhkXMYL
— Hot, Sexy, Ratchet God Warrior (@17ShortFuse) July 28, 2021
TJ Ward’s tweets definitely going down top 10 worst tweets of all time on this app
— Yami Marik (@AyoFreeze) July 28, 2021
Probably one of the most insane things I’ve seen a player say? Indescribably ignorant stuff from TJ Ward. https://t.co/E2dpxYpBII
— J.D. Silva (@jdsilva_) July 28, 2021