During the recent Bills-Bengals game, Bills player Damar Hamlin collapsed on the field and had to be rushed to a hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest, though what exactly caused the cardiac arrest is, as of now, not entirely clear.
Predictably, one of the far-left co-hosts of ABC’s “The View” found a way to blame “heterosexual men” and “conservatives” for the injury, suggesting that it was their fault American kids are still playing tackle football.
That was Joy Behar, who chimed in with her nasty comments after Sara Haines and Sunny Hostin discussed how kids love football and the bonds and traditions formed by playing the sport. Hostin, speaking on her son’s experience with playing the sport and being injured by it, said that he loved playing football but had to quit and go to six months of physical therapy after an injury.
According to her, leaving the sport “was a very hard thing for him because he loved doing it.” Speaking on why he quit football, Hostin said “He realized at that point, uh-oh. I could – that could happen to my brain, and so he quit.”
Co-host Sara Haines noted that football is the norm for many families, saying:
“I grew up, and football was just the norm. My parents went to the games long after we were even in high school because the whole town did. I loved ‘Friday Night Lights,’ et cetera, et cetera. What it might change is people that have kids coming up because like me, you even wouldn’t have known all the damage that could be done now.”
Hostin then added that kids create bonds over playing the sport, saying “I think a lot of mothers certainly feel that way and have felt that way for a long time, but it’s – the way my son describes it is, it’s a family. It’s a bonding experience that he had never had before.”
Behar then made the moment about conservatives and “heterosexual” men, saying “45% of Americans think that tackle football is appropriate. Heterosexual men voted the most support for kids doing football. And conservatives were more likely to support youth tackle football. Just saying.”
Watch that conversation here:
The dumbest woman on TV, Joy Behar, says only 45% of Americans believe tackle football should be legal and most of those people are heterosexual men and conservatives. First, this poll is bullshit, second, the left wing is coming for football. Get ready: pic.twitter.com/cvzPlwt6jX
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) January 4, 2023
Damar Hamlin’s family released a much less controversial statement following his injury and the outpouring of support that came with it. In the statement, they said, in part:
“On behalf of our family, we want to express our sincere gratitude for the love and support shown to Damar during this challenging time. We are deeply moved by the prayers, kind words, and donations from fans around the country.”
Hamlin’s uncle, providing an update on how Hamlin is doing now, recently said that he’s doing better, as we reported on The American Tribune, saying:
Damar Hamlin’s uncle, Dorrian Glenn, spoke to CNN to share another update on the status of his nephew:
“His heart had went out so they had to resuscitate him twice. They resuscitated him on the field before they brought him to the hospital and then they resuscitated him a second time when they got him to the hospital. They sedated him just to give a better chance for him to just continue to heal better. We are just taking it day by day. It seems like he’s trending upwards in a positive way”
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