Ex-NFL star Adrian Peterson claims Damar Hamlin’s Super Bowl jacket was ‘disrespectful’, sorry for the tone
Former NFL star Adrian Peterson said Monday he spoke to Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin after he mocked the player for wearing a jacket featuring Jesus at Super Bowl LVII.
Peterson first wrote on Instagram that it was blasphemous for Hamlin to wear the getup, which included an image of Jesus Christ on his left breast and a message on his right side that read, “Without end or beginning there is no day and.” no night.” The back of the jacket read “Eternal” with Jesus on the cross.
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The former Minnesota Vikings running back later updated his criticism.
“So I spoke to Damar and we were able to discuss our thoughts as men. I want to make it clear that I am the last person to judge anyone and that was never my intention,” Peterson wrote. “However, I feel like the jacket was disrespectful and something I had to share. I know everyone makes mistakes and sometimes falls short, so again, my intention was never to judge, just to share my opinion.
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“Damar I have respect and love for you and I wish you all the best but I just can’t rock this jacket. I feel like there are many people, young and old, who look up to you and with power and influence comes great responsibility. I apologize for offending you. I just felt offended at that moment as a man who loves and respects our Lord and Savior Yeshua. After speaking to Damar, I understood that it didn’t come from a place of evil intent!”
Hamlin appeared at Super Bowl LVII on Sunday night and helped honor the medics at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center who saved his life.
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Hamlin has been celebrated in Arizona at the NFL Honors and Super Bowl weekend as he continues to make strides in his recovery. He suffered cardiac arrest on Jan. 2 during a game against the Cincinnati Bengals. His heartbeat had to be restored in the field and he was taken to the hospital.
https://www.foxnews.com/sports/ex-nfl-star-adrian-peterson-maintains-damar-hamlins-super-bowl-jacket-disrespectful-sorry-tone Ex-NFL star Adrian Peterson claims Damar Hamlin’s Super Bowl jacket was ‘disrespectful’, sorry for the tone