Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez committed five turnovers, lost to the Titans to end the Jets’ playoff chances, lost his starting job.
But the most alarming part might have been the death threats he received via Twitter.
A Jets fan with the Twitter account name @BraveGrancru took to the internet to say the following:
“DON’T COME TO PRACTICE WEDNESDAY I PROMISE YOU BULLETS EVERYWHERE… @Mark_Sanchez.”
There were other assorted threats of violence, and one particularly heartfelt note that he couldn’t enjoy the company of his girlfriend (you know, in the Biblical sense) because of the frustrating play of the Jets.
According to Mike Garafolo of USA Today, @BraveGrancru said in a series of direct messages that he was surprised his tweets got so much attention.
“I do not want to harm Sanchez or do intend to,” he told Garafolo in one direct message. “I’m just a Die hard Jets fan that was mad & got carried away.”
He told Garafolo he’d delete the tweets, but they’re still there this morning.
A league spokesman said they were aware of the threats and had contacted the Jets.