The NFL took to Twitter on Wade Phillips for a shockingly insensitive tweet about Tua Tagovailoa after quarterback Dolphins fell injured.
Wade Phillips broke the basic rule of Twitter: Think before you tweet.
He also broke the basic rule of being human: Don’t be an idiot.
The former NFL coach responded to Tua Tagoviloa’s firing and injury to the Bengals on Thursday night football in the worst possible way.
Wade Phillips ripped apart by Tua Tagovailoa’s insensitive tweet
“Very bad decision and ability to avoid rush – no wonder he got hurt,” Phillips wrote in a deleted tweet.
This tweet came while Tagoviloa was on the grass being looked after by coaches. It came just four days after Tagovailoa stumbled onto a different football field in a way that made the entire NFL world worried for his safety.
Phillips deleted the tweet but the screenshots remain forever and the NFL on Twitter made sure it wouldn’t get away without some serious criticism.
Wade tweeted a comment about not wanting to see a player get hurt.
“You know I hope he’s okay – you never want to see anyone get hurt,” Phillips wrote.
That may be true, but that’s different from blaming a player for head injuries. That’s basically what Phillips did and for which he needs to apologize. The tweet should also make him rethink the way he approaches social media.
Tagovailoa was eventually taken off the field and taken in an ambulance to a hospital in Cincinnati. The team declared he was conscious and had movement in his limbs, which was a relief to hear from the NFL world.
Now it’s just waiting for more updates on the status of Tagovailoa. There is also the question of how the team will handle Tagoviloa’s injury case. And he suffered an injury on Sunday, which the team attributed to his back. However, his stumbling after knocking his head on the ground seemed to have amounted to a concussion. Subject to the fact that he was allowed to play immediately thereafter, and four days later, without going through the NFL’s concussion protocol.