ST. LOUIS An NFL free agent caught heat on social media after posting a Tweet that could be interpreted as slighting the military.
The incident started after someone named Morgan Reed under the Twitter handle @_Morganism_ - tweeted Hard to believe that a player in a helmet defendin a football makes more money than a soldier in a helmet defendin his country.
Offensive tacke TyNsekhe (@TY_Nsekhe)then responded, It doesn t take much skill to kill someone.
That triggered a Twitter firestorm.
The epitome of ignorance, tweeted actor Daniel Bostic.
The reason you have the freedom & capitalist system that allows you to make $ is directly because of their skill & sacrifice! wrote musician Chris Loesch, who later demanded an apology.
Nsekhe, a second-year player out of Texas State, deleted the original tweet and offered an apology.
I recognize the sacrifices these members make so that all American s can enjoy the freedoms our soldiers have afforded us, he tweeted. In no way were my comments meant to demean the members of our armed forces.
Nsekhe, a former St. Louis Ram, is now a free agent.