Fantasy football players ruin game for NFL star

Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice announced Sunday that Twitter haters had turned him off the game.


Kevin Collier

Internet Culture

Posted on Sep 16, 2013   Updated on Jun 1, 2021, 6:26 am CDT

You did it, spiteful fantasy football fans. You ruined the game for one of its best real players.

Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice announced Sunday, after recording his worst game in recent memory and then leaving early with a strained hip flexor, that Twitter haters had turned him off the game.

I was a fan of fantasy football until today so many spiteful and hateful words I still love you all God Bless great win today #Ravens

— Ray Rice (@RayRice27) September 15, 2013

Turns out, plenty of players were less concerned with Rice’s health than with the few fantasy points he scored.

Just wanna send out a big FUCK YOU to @RayRice27 for getting me 1.5 fantasy points this week. What the hell Ray?

— YourClassicAsshole (@graham_crackr88) September 15, 2013

only 4 pts from @RayRice27 #notaboutthatlife

— Hella Fresh (@BHellaFresh) September 15, 2013

@RayRice27 wtf is your fucking problem you forget how to run the ball you short shit mother fucker

— Redskins Going 14-2 (@RileyCooner) September 15, 2013

@RayRice27 I’m gonna take a third string running back over you if you don’t pick your shit up

— Chad Bardin (@ChadBardin) September 15, 2013

@RayRice27 You are a disgrace please ask for a trade

— Joe Deluca (@JoeDeLuca3) September 15, 2013

Rice was initially unfazed, and made a classic Internet mistake: professing theism when trolls lurk nearby.

Thanks for the Prayers God Bless you all #Ravens

— Ray Rice (@RayRice27) September 15, 2013

@RayRice27 Unlike Jesus, you weren’t there for me when I needed you most. #HopeYourHipIsOK

— Raúl Suz (@stevenstalter) September 15, 2013

@RayRice27 FYI, “god” is man-made. We made him up. Not real.

— Ser Matthew Pryce (@SerMatthewPryce) September 16, 2013

Life could be worse for Rice, though. The Ravens ended up eking by the Cleveland Browns, 14-6, and his hip isn’t expected to keep him out long.

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*First Published: Sep 16, 2013, 12:24 pm CDT