Dave Skretta (@APdaveskretta) December 02, 2012
As Twitchy reported this morning, ESPN did not make a good call and angered viewers with its tribute to Jovan Belcher, who reportedly killed his girlfriend and then committed suicide yesterday. Outraged Twitter users wondered if there would be a tribute prior to today’s Chiefs-Panthers game.
Twitter users were livid at just the thought. Controversy? It shouldn’t even be in question.
I'm really hoping the Chiefs don't honor a guy tomorrow who murdered someone and left a 3 month old parent-less.—
Dalton Whitworth (@DaltonWhitworth) December 02, 2012
This Javon Belcher story is really sad but I hope the Chiefs aren't going to honor him. He's a murderer & took a mother from her child.—
Rassha (@PurelyAuthentic) December 02, 2012
The Kansas City Chiefs did not make the mistake that ESPM made. Prior to today’s game against the Carolina Panthers this afternoon, they held only a moment of silence for all victims of domestic violence.
The Chiefs during pre-game vs. Carolina Panthers, observed a moment of silence for all those who suffer from domestic violence.—
FOX 4 Sports (@fox4sports) December 02, 2012
Most found this appropriate. Or, at least not as inappropriate and disturbing as ESPN’s tribute to Belcher.
Good for the Chiefs only taking moment of silence for GF and victims of domestic violence. No mention of Belcher. Sorry he murdered his GF.—
Atlanta Sports Guy (@Atlantasportguy) December 02, 2012
Good to hear that the Chiefs held a moment of silence for 'Domestic Violence Awareness' and not a murderer.—
Benjamin (@ROTHENbenRG) December 02, 2012
Moment of silence for all victims of Domestic Abuse at the Chiefs game. I really like that a lot.—
Ricky (@rickygangster) December 02, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with Kasandra Perkins’ family, and her beautiful child, now motherless.
Dear ESPN, the victim here isn't the Chiefs or the NFL. It's Kasandra Perkins and the young child that will grow up without a mom or dad.—
Matthew Clayton (@mattc77) December 02, 2012