Chicago Bears kicker Cody Parkey and his family have been beset with death threats since his disastrous, game-losing missed field goal during Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
As the game’s final seconds wound down Sunday, the Bears were down by a single point, and kicker Parkey had a shot to win with a last-second field goal attempt. But as Parkey let his foot fly sending the ball sailing through the air, his teammates and fans were crushed when the ball bounced uselessly off the uprights for a failed kick. On Monday, the NFL rules that Parkey’s kick was blocked by Philadelphia. Despite the NFL ruling, Parkey has missed several field goals this year.
Cody Parkey hits the upright and crossbar on a potential game winning field goal and the Bears fall to the Eagles pic.twitter.com/nVe1Ezmw85
— The Sports Quotient (@SportsQuotient) January 7, 2019
The Bears ended up losing the game by one point, with the Eagles winning 16-15. Now the Eagles will advance to the next round of the playoffs, and the Bears will go into the offseason.
The 26-year-old player did not try to shift the blame. After the game, he took full responsibility for the missed goal. “I feel terrible,” he told the media.
Cody Parkey answered postgame questions like a true professional 👏 pic.twitter.com/7VUpTHh8Y8
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) January 7, 2019
It was definitely a heartbreaker for Chicago. But while the Bears went into Winter vacation, some fans went into overdrive with threats against Parkey for the loss, according to FanBuzz.
Parkey’s kick was both the game-loser and the season-ender for the Bears, and, apparently, some fans are furious enough to let the player just how mad they are.
Now, be prepared. Many of these tweets are very violent and filled with hate. (NSFW):
I hope Cody parkey gets the worst type of disease and fucking DIES slowly and painfully
— bigdawg (@aidenlubs) January 7, 2019
FUCK CODY pic.twitter.com/dJayXhSklI
— Carl (@barstoolcarl) January 7, 2019
All of Chicago need to go out and find Cody parkey whole family linage and kill all of um smh
— Brother Mouzone (@temposkillz) January 7, 2019
Let's review our #BearsMonday checklist:
Fire Ryan Pace ✅
Bring back Robbie Gould ✅
Kill Cody Parkey ✅
— Ramblin Grimace (@RamblinGrimace) January 7, 2019
kill cody parkey?
— Saad (@saadthemonkey) January 7, 2019
Someone needs to kill Cody parkey
— Anthony michael jr. (@arandazzo16) January 7, 2019
Others had equally absurd reactions.
This lunatic breaking his own door over Cody Parkey is severely unwell pic.twitter.com/SXwJp308aN
— 12upSports (@12upSports) January 7, 2019
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