DeAngelo Williams lashes out at angry fantasy owners
Carolina running back DeAngelo Williams had a bad game along with the rest of the Panthers’ offense on Sunday, and the seventh-year player lashed out against his angry fantasy football owners after the team’s 16-12 loss to the Seahawks.
Williams had just six carries for six yards and a fumble in Carolina’s defeat. The poor showing had some fantasy owners sending him angry, foul-mouthed tweets during and after the game, so he responded via Twitter:
Dear upset fantasy owners with the bad language you are a fantasy owner for a reason because you can’t play or apparently fantasy coach!
— DeAngelo Williams (@DeAngeloRB) October 7, 2012
Williams hit back at them on two fronts, turning the blame on them for drafting him in the first place. He actually has a point: Fantasy owners who drafted and are relying on him took a guy who splits carries with Jonathan Stewart, and who loses goal-line looks to Cam Newton. That was pretty dumb on their parts.
If you’re inclined to think it’s petty of Williams to respond to his fantasy owners, you might want to take a look at some of the tweets he received from angry fans before judging him.
Look at all the nastiness he received:
— todd edward lumley (@telumley3) October 7, 2012
— Sam Thomas (@samthomas1025) October 7, 2012
All of my agonizing over which qb to start was unnecessary. They both sucked today. Too make matters worse @deangelorb was worth -2!
— David Tilley (@Dave_in_SoPo) October 7, 2012
— Brian Van Loo (@DuneKukem) October 7, 2012
@deangelorb, Fantasy Destroyer.
— somuchtosay919 (@SoMuchToSay919) October 7, 2012
— Mike Farooch (@mFarooch) October 7, 2012
Williams isn’t the first player to respond to his fantasy football owners over Twitter, and we hope his message set some of them straight. Most of these angry people would never say a word like that to someone’s face, but they think because they’re on a computer they can be all tough and type something to someone. It’s just indecent to act that way. I’m glad Williams responded, and I hope some of these Internet tough guys learned their lesson.