Twitter users had some harsh words for Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall after he refused to stand for the national anthem Thursday night against the Carolina Panthers.
Marshall took a knee as the rest of his team stood, and early in the game found himself on the wrong end of a brutal hit. (RELATED: Team USA Hockey Coach Says He Will Bench Any Player That Sits During National Anthem)
— FanSportsClips (@FanSportsClips) September 9, 2016
Plenty of people on Twitter were quick to point out the fact Marshall may have found a quick dose of karma as he was being evaluated for a concussion.
Hey Brandon Marshall u know who else got there bell rung? pic.twitter.com/3bqOSrbTNH
— PFTCommenter (@PFTCommenter) September 9, 2016
Looks like we have some instant karma happening to Brandon Marshall, John Lennon.
— Steve Deace (@SteveDeaceShow) September 9, 2016
Little karma for Brandon Marshall. #merica
— logan sandgren (@ljsandgren) September 9, 2016
Brandon Marshall didn’t stand for the national anthem.. He’s now hurt headed to the locker room. #karma
— Marshall Brown (@marshallbrown16) September 9, 2016
Brandon Marshall going to the locker room with a concussion, maybe you should of stood up for the anthem buddy #karma
— Beav (@Benda777) September 9, 2016
Brandon Marshall kneels during the National Anthem. Now he’s on the ground hurt. USA Karma
— Austin Hillard (@THE_APH_3) September 9, 2016
Karma struck Brandon Marshall down quick
— Chas Jones (@chazilllla) September 9, 2016
Marshall eventually returned to the game after being cleared of having a concussion, and the Broncos went on to win the game 21-20. (RELATED: Hookstead’s Hot Take: America Stood Up For Colin Kaepernick, He Should Stand For The Flag)
Seems like NFL fans won’t have much pity for players who get hurt and refuse to stand for the national anthem.