NFL player blasts military: ‚ÄėIt doesn‚Äôt take much skill to kill someone‚Äô
ST. LOUIS ‚Äď An NFL free agent caught heat on social media after posting a Tweet that could be interpreted as slighting the military.
The incident started after someone named Morgan Reed ‚Äď under the Twitter handle @_Morganism_ - tweeted ‚ÄúHard to believe that a player in a helmet defendin‚Äô a football makes more money than a soldier in a helmet defendin‚Äô his country.‚ÄĚ
Offensive tacke Ty Nsekhe (@TY_Nsekhe) then responded, ‚ÄúIt doesn‚Äôt take much skill to kill someone.‚ÄĚ
That triggered a Twitter firestorm.
‚ÄúThe epitome of ignorance,‚ÄĚ tweeted actor Daniel Bostic.
‚ÄúThe reason you have the freedom & capitalist system that allows you to make $ is directly because of their skill & sacrifice!‚ÄĚ wrote musician Chris Loesch, who later demanded an apology.
Nsekhe, a second-year player out of Texas State, deleted the original tweet and offered an apology.
‚ÄúI recognize the sacrifices these members make so that all American‚Äôs can enjoy the freedoms our soldiers have afforded us,‚ÄĚ he tweeted. ‚ÄúIn no way were my comments meant to demean the members of our armed forces.‚ÄĚ
Nsekhe, a former St. Louis Ram, is now a free agent.