Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Jets Fan Tweets Death Threats Towards Mark Sanchez, Doesn't See It as a Big Deal
Look, the Jets suck. That's pretty obvious by now unless you're living under a rock.
But as terrible as they are, and as much as everyone hates seeing Rex Ryan's face, or as much as everyone loves seeing the "buttfumble" clip, reacting the way one 25-year-old Jets fan did, is never okay.
Given the recent tragedy in Connecticut, people are more alert and more sensitive to a situation where someone hints at acting out through violence, such as when Bravee Grandcu sending death threats to quarterback Mark Sanchez via Twitter on Monday evening after the Jets lost to the Titans, 14-10.
"KILL YO SELF TONIGHT! OR IMMA DO IT FOR YOU WEDNESDAY AT PRACTICE"
"DON’T COME TO PRACTICE WEDNESDAY I PROMISE YOU BULLETS EVERYWHERE"
Then followed a picture of Grandcu sporting a Jets hat with the accompanying message: "TAKE A GOOD LOOK AT YOUR KILLER!!"
It takes a real rare kind of stupid to do this, or maybe it just takes a Jets fan. Grandcu's rant was fueled by his $700 in lost bets after Sanchez gave up a fourth turnover in the game. Grandcu was questioned about the tweets and told authorities that he has never owned a gun and never planned on being violent.
"I don't know why everyone's making such a big deal about the death threats," he said. "I guess it's just because he's Mark Sanchez and he's famous."
Something like that, yeah.