Washington Redskins fans weren’t too happy with a wide receiver Joshua Morgan after the team’s loss on Sunday. Morgan, who was given an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty late in the game, received several death threats from fans.
One Twitter user wrote: I will look for you, I will find you, and I WILL kill you Josh Morgan.
Another added: I’m going to kill Josh Morgan ! Why would you do that!
But Morgan said that he wasn’t bothered by his Twitter messages. The wide receiver said that he it was important not to let those type of things get to him.
“I heard everything, especially when they get you on Twitter and are sending you death threats and wishing you bad things and your firstborn… You see it all, you hear it all. You never let it get to you, especially with me being from D.C. They treated me kind of like they did (San Francisco 49ers return man) Kyle Williams last year when he dropped a punt against the Giants.”
The Washington Post reports that Morgan threw the football at Rams cornerback Cortland Finnegan toward the end of the game and received a 15-yard penalty. The Redskins were forced to kick a 62-yard field goal, which they missed, and ended up losing the game 31-28.
Morgan said that he was fined by the league but couldn’t say for how much.
The Redskins receiver said that he isn’t afraid of Twitter death threats, but he is afraid of his coach Mike Shanahan.
“There was a lot of stuff going on in the game…. I just lost my cool for two seconds. We addressed it. We dealt with the situation. We have 14 more games left and we’re going to keep moving… None of us are dumb enough to make the same mistake twice… Especially with coach Mike Shanahan.