American football is world-renowned for being one of the most dangerous sports, but that does not mean that the players are violent. On Monday in the Bengals vs Bills game, Buffalo safety Damar Hamlin when down after a tackle on Cincinnati wideout Tee Higgins. The hit didn’t appear to be hard(relative to an NFL game) or dirty, but after the play when Hamlin stood up, he collapsed on the field. Presumed to be a concussion or head trauma at first, fans watch as they are evaluated on the field. Then to the teams’ and fans’ surprise, they drove an ambulance onto the field and had to give Hamlin CPR, meaning his heart had stopped beating. Once they stabilized Hamlin they put him into the ambulance and rushed him to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center where he was treated for cardiac arrest.
This was a very traumatic event for players in this game. On both teams, players were spotted openly crying on the field.
Pictured above is Buffalo Wideout Stefon Diggs and Quarterback Josh Allen.
To pay respect to Damar Hamlin teams all over the NFL highlighted the number three(Hamlin’s number) on the thirty-yard line in blue or red to honor him. On Sunday’s game again the Patriots the Bills had a special number three pact on their jersey to honor Hamlin. As well as this fans all over social media from all teams switched their profile pictures to various images all saying “Pray for Damar Hamlin”.
A key thing to take away from this is that while football is commonly viewed as a violent brutal sport, its players are still gentle and kind people, who even on different teams love each other as family.
Football is a Violent Sport, but Players Generally Aren’t Violent People
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6 thoughts on “Football is a Violent Sport, but Players Generally Aren’t Violent People”
I agree with your opinions and I enjoyed your article
I enjoyed your article, Stefan. It gave me a really good description of the tragedy that happened to Damar Hamlin
Hi Stefan, I love how much time you put into this. The article looks like it took lots of time to make. Very Impressive!
Hi Stefan I love this article and the points you bring up about damar and how you talk about football not meaning to be violent.
This article is in general very good. It was easy to read but also professionally made. This truly indeed is one instance of a very sad moment in football. I know you yourself plays football, so what do you think? Is football really a violent sport as a whole or is it only sometimes?
This article was informative and a good read.