Many may question, criticize & think they have all the right answers. But few have been in the line of fire in battle.—
Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) January 07, 2013
Despite spraining his right knee a month ago, injured Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III was determined to play in yesterday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks. He wound up badly twisting his injured knee and was pulled out of the game. Redskins coach Mike Shanahan is facing criticism for playing Griffin in the first place, but today, Griffin defended Shanahan’s decision with a military metaphor, likening a football game to a battle.
Some of Griffin’s fans thought it was a suitable analogy:
stop criticizing RGIII for using a war analogy, jeez people, too effing sensitive. Leave that man be, clearly he wasnt trivializing "war"—
Duke Blogger (@Dukeblogger) January 07, 2013
But for most followers, it didn’t seem to go over terribly well. Griffin is now facing plenty of criticism of his own:
U wasn't in war RT@RGIII Many may question, criticize & think they have all the right answers. But few have been n the line of fire n battle—
Jus' Coolin (@LETTmeTOUCHit) January 07, 2013
Evidently, Griffin wasn’t too keen on the backlash. He’s blocked at least one Twitterer:
Not very sportsmanlike, is it?