Death threats and unprofessional behavior at press conferences. This has been the Marquez Valdes-Scantling experience in Green Bay, following the Packers 31-34 loss in overtime on Sunday to the Indianapolis Colts.
MVS had a costly fumble down the stretch that in part, led to the Colts winning that game.
Last night MVS tweeted that he was getting death threats and some trolls on the internet actually had the nerve to keep attacking him on social media despite that (story HERE).
And on top of that, a member of the credentialed media lost his professionalism and asked the following question to head coach Matt LaFleur during the post game gaggle.
.@markdanielsWNFL" How can you live with MVS."
Matt LaFleur: "I was so proud of his effort. I know he’s really hurt right now. … I’ve got more confidence in him now than probably ever.”
— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) November 23, 2020
Now, Packer fans have come to defend MVS following the threats and that dumb question, but ultimately no action will come from it and he’ll just have to keep moving on.
This is important.
Because in a time when we’re asking for more weapons for Aaron Rodgers, and need talented players to come here to Green Bay, they’re observing this nonsense. And you know what they’re going to say?
“I don’t want to go there.”
They don’t want to be part of a community where despite having a strong season, you’re thrown under the bus if you make one mistake.
Green Bay fans need to get their acts together in a hurry and the team needs to take serious action against any bad behavior against their players.
It’s about doing the right thing, really.
But to the outside world peeking in, these events make Green Bay a very unattractive place to play NFL Football.