Earlier today, SB Nation posted an excellent piece on the Joey Bosa situation that you should go read if you haven’t yet. Cheryl Bosa elected to share it on Twitter. That decision has not made her very popular with a certain subset of football fans.
The Chargers were petty and terrible even before they tried to stiff Joey Bosa https://t.co/i7XmHbNLvE via @sbnation— Cheryl Bosa (@CherylBosa) August 25, 2016
The fact that she only tweeted the headline of the post and not her own actual words seems to have been lost on many of the people that responded to her tweet. Most of the responses were negative and some were very personal attacks.
Here’s a sampling of them:
@CherylBosa @SBNation evil woman— Jim Wolak (@Wiggity24) August 25, 2016
We have apparently set a very low bar for what qualifies as evil these days: tweeting a link to an article that is supportive of a member of your family.
@CherylBosa @SBNation you're not the one that's playing football. Stay out of this!— ⚡️Chargers Legion⚡️ (@ChargersLegion) August 25, 2016
Unlike Mr. Chargers Legion whom I expect we’ll be seeing on the field soon, Ms. Bosa is not playing football and apparently cannot discuss contract negotiations.
@CherylBosa @SBNation your husband was a bust— JULi@N (@julian91947) August 25, 2016
@julian91947 @CherylBosa @SBNation and.. Her brother.. Both 1st round busts. It's in his blood.— 619 Gator (@dmboggs74) August 25, 2016
Apparently, we all have strong opinions on the football careers of Bosa’s family members and that opinion seems to suggest that Bosa will be a bust because it’s “in his blood.”
@CherylBosa @SBNation as part of negotiations Joey Bosa's mom wanted tickets close to the field so she could breast feed her son during half— Eric Hunsicker (@ChargersWILfukU) August 25, 2016
I honestly wonder how anyone could think that it’s a good idea to tweet something that disgusting. Also, what a lovely Twitter handle he’s chosen.
@CherylBosa @eric_d_williams the Bosa family is disgusting.— Chargers!! (@johnnylamotte) August 25, 2016
Ah, yes. It’s the Bosa family that’s disgusting, not the people harassing Cheryl Bosa on Twitter.
@CherylBosa @SBNation LMAO seriously. The fact mom is this insane should tell us all we need to know about the son. 2017 2nd round pick.— The Powderblues (@ThePowderblues) August 25, 2016
Insane! You’re now insane if you tweet out links to SB Nation articles. Perish the thought of ever crossing over into such madness.
Overall, you have to wonder about the kind of people that would tweet awful things at a player’s family members just because they shared a link about their son’s contract negotiations. Ironically, it looks a lot like people lashing out in defense of their child rather than a billion dollar sports franchise that could not care less about them.