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:

But for most followers, it didn’t seem to go over terribly well. Griffin is now facing plenty of criticism of his own:

https://twitter.com/LETTmeTOUCHit/status/288324303609540608

https://twitter.com/jsknapton/status/288325019585622016

https://twitter.com/KingPhilip4/status/288324907610279936

https://twitter.com/PhilKeebler/status/288325388558536704

https://twitter.com/leila_gardner/status/288325630079152128

Evidently, Griffin wasn’t too keen on the backlash. He’s blocked at least one Twitterer:

https://twitter.com/LoganDobson/status/288325397022646273

Not very sportsmanlike, is it?