This is starting to become more common than it should.
Rams cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman said he received death threats after he was not called for pass interference when he should have been in the final two minutes of the NFC championship game.
“I mean, it wasn’t anything that I really paid attention to,” he said, via ESPN. “I think it was just a fake page that was online by somebody that was probably bitter and didn’t like the call and they said something on Facebook or Instagram or something. But I ignored them and moved on.”
The NFL admitted there should have been a foul called on the play, which ultimately forced New Orleans to kick a field goal, in those final two minutes of the fourth quarter. The Rams went on to tie the game and won it in overtime after the Saints turned the ball over on their first possession of the extra period.
Robey-Coleman called the threats “weird,” but said he was never nervous about his or his family’s safety.
“I didn’t worry about it that much,” he said. “Being in L.A., I’m pretty safe. I know my whereabouts and I feel like if I’m in a situation where I feel threatened or feel endangered, I’ll tell the organization.”
Bears kicker Cody Parkey also said he received death threats after he missed the potentially game-winning field goal in Chicago’s wild-card round loss to the Eagles.
The Rams will play the Patriots in Super Bowl 53 on Sunday at 6:30 p.m. ET in Atlanta. The game can be seen on CBS.