(The Spread) – Steelers’ running back Rashard Mendenhall has managed to create controversial stir with remarks he made about Osama bin Laden’s death via his Twitter page recently.
A day after President Obama announced on Sunday night that bin Laden had been killed in Pakistan, Mendenhall made a series of tweets that has caused an uproar among Twitter followers and NFL fans alike.
“What kind of person celebrates death?” Mendenhall tweeted on Monday. “It’s amazing how people can HATE a man they have never even heard speak. We’ve only heard one side…”
He also posted this comment below, but it has since been deleted from his page.
“We’ll never know what really happened. I just have a hard time believing a plane could take a skyscraper down demolition style.”
Mendenhall continued with a series of tweets talking about religion and God.
“I believe in God,” Mendenhall noted. “I believe we’re ALL his children. And I believe HE is the ONE and ONLY judge.”
“Those who judge others, will also be judged themselves.”
“For those of you who said you want to see Bin Laden burn in hell and piss on his ashes, I ask how would God feel about your heart?”
“There is not an ignorant bone in my body. I just encourage you to #think.”
Maybe somebody should tell Mendenhall to #think before he tweets.
Steelers’ president Art Rooney II released this statement upon hearing about Mendenhall’s comments: "I have not spoken with Rashard so it is hard to explain or even comprehend what he meant with his recent Twitter comments," Rooney said. "The entire Steelers organization is very proud of the job our military personnel have done and we can only hope this leads to our troops coming home soon."
Mendenhall’s Twitter account is verified, meaning he can’t suggest that it wasn’t him who made the comments. Outside of him stating that a hacker got into his account, there’s nowhere for Mendenhall to run to this time. He’s bound to lose plenty of support from not only NFL fans, but the Pittsburgh faithful as well.