Fans take aim at Vontae Davis for retiring at halftime of game
Vontae Davis has become the target of negativity for his seemingly unprecedented actions during Sunday’s loss to the Los Angeles Chargers.
The Buffalo Bills went into halftime of Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Chargers down 28-6. It was at that time that Davis reportedly changed into street clothes and left the stadium, saying he had retired. He literally quit on his team at halftime.
Davis later issued a statement defending his actions.
— NFL (@NFL) September 16, 2018
Not surprisingly, Davis was the subject of jokes and ridicule on social media for quitting on his team. Some of Davis’ old tweets were used by Buffalo fans and thrown in his face. Here is a sampling of what was directed at Davis’ Twitter account.
1.5…..but who's counting?
— Re-Sign Gassman 2019 (@CaptainWalkways) September 16, 2018
— Fan since 1962 (@mares62J) September 16, 2018
Didn’t think you meant it in the literal sense.
— Justin D. Smith (@clevepride140) September 16, 2018
But Vontae Davis collapses in a half! #Quitter
— Adam Huczel (@adamhux87) September 16, 2018
@vontaedavis sent a message to kids today: When things get too tough just quit.
— Steven Hummer (@sdhummer) September 16, 2018
If @vontaedavis doesn’t have the heart for the fight then we don’t need or want him anyway.
— James (@bigslugger77) September 16, 2018
Quitting on your team…now there's a #classact for ya
— Jim Reed (@716Jimbo) September 16, 2018
@vontaedavis you a ham bro you shouldn’t be allowed to wear any teams football jersey ever again
— COACH DA COUNSELOR (@realcoachD101) September 16, 2018
It seems that the most anti-quitting activist in the world, @vontaedavis, quit at halftime of today’s game. What a time to be alive.
— Ben (@Wx_Ben) September 16, 2018
@vontaedavis sure is a class act. I mean clown act.
— Rachael Morrisette (@the_crazy_rach) September 16, 2018
Davis said in a statement that he wasn’t feeling like himself physically during the game and that it hit him that he “shouldn’t be out there anymore.”
Maybe he did come to that realization, but you need to suck it up and make it through the game, because that is the wrong time and place to quit on your team.