Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr is doing some serious image rehab.
After his rocky performance at London’s Wembley Stadium against the Seahawks during Week 6, reports that Carr had hurt his arm — and cried about it — began to surface. (RELATED: NFL Week 6: Here Are The Most Important Moments You May Have Missed)
Luckily, we have instant replay and managed to figure out that he was, in fact, crying:
— Deadspin (@Deadspin) October 23, 2018
And he may have said, “I want my mom.”
Let’s see that closer up:
— FanSided (@FanSided) October 14, 2018
Any person with half a brain would probably be able to guess that a grown football player whimpering for his mom probably isn’t the best look for a franchise.
And after The Athletic published a bombshell article about how Carr’s relationship with the Raiders is “fractured,” due to his crying spell, he had to dispel the rumors about him being a wienie. On Twitter. Because everybody knows tough guys face their haters head-on, through the internet. (Just ask Kevin Durant.)
I’m a Raider. It’s not a “popular” thing to be a Raider right now, but I am and I love it. I love the struggle of trying to fight back for our city when not a lot of people believe in us. People can try all they want to tear us apart, but it’s not happening to the real ones.
— Derek Carr (@derekcarrqb) October 23, 2018
The tweet, which has been up for four hours, has already received over 2,000 replies. I’m sure everyone is only saying nice, supportive things about him, Coach Gruden and the Raiders franchise as a whole. The Raiders are off to a great start under Jon Gruden.