Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin suffered cardiac arrest last week during a Monday night showdown against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Ten minutes of CPR needed to be performed on Hamlin before he could ultimately be rushed to a local hospital.
Luckily, thanks in no small part to some quick-thinking from a heroic member of the Bills, Hamlin now seems to be on the road to recovery.
Unfortunately, in a weekend where everyone was honoring and paying tribute to Hamlin, the Pittsburgh Steelers decided to go a different route.
Following a sack on Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson by linebacker Alex Highsmith, this is how the Steelers opted to celebrate:
Classless Steelers with the CPR celebration pic.twitter.com/PT0hSPgwGN
— Ben Tylka (@tylkabm) January 8, 2023
Steelers defense celebrated a sack by performing CPR. Of all weeks… not a great look. Yikes. pic.twitter.com/ZvVPCwS6ya
— Gunz (@TheGunzShow) January 8, 2023
NFL fans have been through the ringer this week worrying about Hamlin, so understandably folks were ticked off.
The responses poured in immediately:
Trash organization. I never could stand them or their fans. They think they invented the fuckin game. https://t.co/31aSVVz3mW
— Lt. General James Longstreet (@GribbleBugs) January 9, 2023
— Lovie (@Lovie0210) January 9, 2023
That’s just messed up https://t.co/QhXBEMghg9
— Brayden (@Cincyalldey) January 9, 2023
Yikes wtf https://t.co/JcfSNWorFs
— Wu-Tang is for the Children (@WUTangKids) January 9, 2023
Classless as usual https://t.co/me0LXh1iiz
— TKBegay (@TamKBegay) January 9, 2023
Classy stuff as usual from the Steelers.
This entire Hamlin situation has really shown people’s true colors.
Colts players need to be thrown in jail. This video is insane. https://t.co/ftkTm7qtuQ
— Game 7 (@game7__) January 8, 2023
In times like this, people show their real selves in a way they never would otherwise. This Steelers celebration was just the latest example of that.