Pro football player Attauyo ‘Ty’ Nsekhe started quite the firestorm on Twitter on Monday afternoon after he elevated himself above U.S. military members for having “skills.”
“It doesn’t take much skill to kill someone,” Nsekhe, a free agent offensive tackle last signed to the St. Louis Rams’ practice squad, said in response to a tweet by Morgan Reed that read, “Hard to believe that a player in a helmet defendin’ a football makes more money than a soldier in a helmet defendin’ his country.”
Not surprisingly, Nsekhe’s tweet didn’t go over well.
“The reason you have the freedom & capitalist system that allows you to make $ is directly because of their skill & sacrifice!” musician Chris Loesch wrote, later demanding an apology.
“The epitome of ignorance,” actor Daniel Bostic wrote.
“[Y]ou must be in the military huh,” the football player replied.