Marquez Valdes-Scantling tweeted Sunday that he received death threats.
The Green Bay Packers wide receiver fumbled a pass from Aaron Rodgers in overtime, setting up the Indianapolis Colts for a 34-31 win. He tweeted about the threats just hours after the game and wrote that his teammates have his back.
Valdes-Scantling, 26, is in his third NFL season, all of them with the Packers. Prior to his tweet about death threats, he wrote about the opportunity to grow from Sunday’s mistake.
His report of death threats arrive amid heightened social tensions amid the chaos of the 2020 election and COVID-19 crisis. Journalists and election workers have also reported receiving death threats in recent weeks.
Now Valdes-Scantling is on the receiving end of sports fans letting their emotions get the worst of them. And he’s making sure to go public with the news.
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