Chris Simms may want to take this one back.
A former NFL quarterback and current NBC Sports analyst, Chris Simms was destroyed on social media for being insensitive towards a Dolphins super fan who died in a motorcycle accident.
The comments by Simms arose in response to Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa donating $10,000 to the GoFundMe set up in his honor.
Eric Carmona, 30, was a father of four and Navy veteran who tragically passed away in a motorcycle accident. He was known as a Tua Tagovailoa super fan.
Here’s the interaction between Mike Florio and Chris Simms regarding Tua’s donation:
WHAT THE F*CK, can we show some respect these days to others and their family
NBC Sports analyst Chris Simms was not happy that #Dolphins Tua Tagovailoa donated 10k to the family of Eric Carmona, a father of 4, navy veteran, and super fan who tragically died at the age of 30… pic.twitter.com/m5evGQMOGh
— MLFootball (@_MLFootball) June 8, 2023
The comment being blasted is this one at the end by Simms,
“We’re also setting an example of like, hey, here’s money to a guy who’s very negative too. That’s all I’m saying,” Simms responded.
Carmona was known to troll Chris Simms on Twitter. However, Simms should have simply taken the higher road here and offered his condolences.
Simms tried to clarify his statement afterwards,
“It was tragic and I want to make it clear, RIP to him and his family,” Simms said. “Like clearly. I do, I love passionate fans I do. There’s no doubt about it, alright, so I just want to make sure that’s clear.”
Simms did make a $1,000 donation to the GoFundMe afterwards.
— MLFootball (@_MLFootball) June 9, 2023