Welcome to athlete worship run amok. As Twitchy has reported all weekend, the coverage of Kansas City Chief star Jovan Belcher’s murder/suicide has been marred by moral equivalence and sympathy for the athlete, who reportedly killed his girlfriend (and mother of his two-month-old baby) before turning the gun on himself. While the team made a token effort to honor domestic violence victims at its game today against the Carolina Panthers, fans embarrassed themselves by showing off “RIP #59” signs and deifying Belcher.






A Twitter user at the game noted that Chiefs players kneeled in the end zone — and the purpose was ambiguous enough that at least a few clear-headed fans in attendance expressed their dismay.


Thankfully, not everyone was emptying their Kleenex boxes over Belcher:

Remember the real victims:




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