NFL fans have relentlessly torched Buffalo Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley across social media after he posted a lengthy explanation as to why he doesn’t want to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
Public Service Announcement pic.twitter.com/XjQicdvnKm
— Cole Beasley (@Bease11) June 18, 2021
The drama began when Beasley posted the tweet to his account. Fans responded with many different kinds of messages mocking the veteran receiver.
— Gary Whitta (@garywhitta) June 18, 2021
You’re alive because you’ve already had these vaccines. You can “play for a super bowl” because you’ve already had these vaccines. pic.twitter.com/Sj7CnFWcM6
— Spencer N. Schultz (@ravens4dummies) June 18, 2021
— Rod (@rodimusprime) June 18, 2021
“I.” “Me.” “My.” Sounds like a team guy…There is nothing serving the public in this announcement. https://t.co/jQCQykqwQQ
— Full Dissident (@hbryant42) June 19, 2021
It's like he is proud to be dumb as shit
— Alex (@AlexSonofJohn) June 19, 2021
Shouldn’t have taken the meds. It was Gods will he broke that leg, so using science to make the symptoms better is actively defying God, right Cole?
— Dave Latham, Lifelong Bucs Fan (@DLPatsThoughts) June 18, 2021
cole quick follow up, why do you wear a helmet?
— Luka Donthičć (@landahoy14) June 18, 2021
If anybody can not catch it tho… pic.twitter.com/lE4sasTbTx
— Gerry Duggan (@GerryDuggan) June 19, 2021
This is a situation that could have been avoided for Beasley, but he seems unapologetic about the way it has unfolded. After a year in which countless lives have been lost to the pandemic, it’s easy to understand why many fans feel that Beasley’s comments were upsetting.
Beasley, 32, played for the Dallas Cowboys for the first seven seasons of his career and has spent the past two with the Bills.
Beasley’s best seasons have come with Buffalo. In the 2019-20 season, he caught 67 passes for 778 yards and scored six times. In the 2020-21 season, he caught 82 passes for 967 yards and scored four times.
Surely, some fans will likely have a hard time rooting for Beasley given the recent situation.