Damar Hamlin, safety for the Buffalo Bills, took a hit during the Monday Night game against the Cincinnati Bengals at the Paycor Stadium. The player was given CPR and taken off the field. 

While other Bills players, visibly emotional, huddled and prayed for Hamlin, Cincinnati quarterback Joe Burrow consoled his counterparts. 

Fans asked authorities to reschedule the game.

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“I have a complicated relationship with football, but the last thing anyone should do is use this terrifying incident to make a morality point about the sport. End and reschedule this game – it isn’t right to do this to the players.My thoughts are Damar Hamlin & his family,” a Twitter user said. 

“Just call the game off. Reschedule or call it a tie if you need to. You can’t ask Buffalo to try and continue this game, not right this moment. Prayers up for Damar Hamlin,” a second one added. 

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“They should end the game, reschedule, and all players pull up and support Hamlin to give him the love and energy he desperately needs right now. All we care about is his well being,” a third one added. 

The game has been temporarily suspended until further
notification and both teams head into their locker rooms. An ambulance arrived
on the field to treat injured Hamlin (Buffalo) as Bills players and coaches are
in shock and tears. The medical staff has been working for him and giving him
PCR. Players will have five minutes to warm up before resuming players.

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Hamlin has a pulse but isn’t breathing on his own,
according to Joe Danneman of FOX. Reportedly, he needed an automated external
defibrillator and CPR.

Hamlin collapsed on the field at the 5.58 mark of the first
quarter. The play came on a second-and-3 play from the Cincinnati 39-yard line.
Bengals receiver Tee Higgins got a pass from Joe Burrow for 13 yards and
appeared to have his helmet hit Hamlin in the chest. Initially, the Bills
safety was on his feet, but then fell to his ground and needed medical attention.

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The game was considered a heavyweight matchup between two
AFC contenders with the number one seed hanging in the balance. Cincinnati
managed to go on a 75-yeard touchdown drive on its opening possession, while
Buffalo was able to get a field goal before the game was paused following the
Hamlin injury.