The Pittsburgh Steelers were slammed on social media following a mock CPR celebration after Alex Highsmith sacked Cleveland Brown’s Deshaun Watson during their game.
Football fans were left angry since only a week ago Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin had to be revived using CPR on the field after he collapsed post a collision with Cincinnati Bengals’ Tee Higgins.
One fan said on Twitter, “@highsmith34 but your friend pretending to do cpr on you during the game you piece of sh*t……”
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Another fan said, “To the @steelers player that found it funny to make CPR a celebration dance in the game, you are a fucking disgrace. I should have known bc Steelers are classless but karma is a bitch. Remember that.”
Hamlin suffered a cardiac arrest and suddenly collapsed after making a tackle in the first quarter of Monday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals. Medical trainers and doctors performed CPR on the field and rushed him to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.
His health condition improved since Friday, and on Sunday, he expressed his desire to be back on the field for the Bills’ game against the Patriots.
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“It’s GameDay & There’s Nothing I Want More Than To Be Running Out That Tunnel With My Brothers,” he wrote alongside a video of himself from earlier in the season. “God Using Me In A Different Way Today! Tell Someone You Love Them Today!” He added the hashtag #Prayfor3, his jersey number.
Bills star quarterback Josh Allen arrived Sunday in the stadium wearing a sweatshirt with a large number 3 and a quote from Hamlin:
“If you get a chance to show some love today do it! It won’t cost you nothing.” Hamlin retweeted a photo of Allen and added, “That’s My Quarterback.”