In a controversial statement, evangelist Pat Robertson suggests the Denver Broncos deserve a Peyton Manning injury over the Tim Tebow trade, or some other misfortune. The Denver Broncos traded Tim Tebow and signed Peyton Manning. Robertson has stated that an injury to Manning would serve them right.
Twitter exploded with outrage of the 81-year-old conservative's comments.
The Associated Press first reported Robertson's remarks, which were made on his show The 700 Club yesterday.
During the show, Robertson said Tebow was treated shabbily by the Broncos for trading him to the New York Jets.
Manning was dogged by a neck injury that caused him to miss all of last season, and Robertson said a recurrence of the injury would serve them right, referring to the Broncos, AP reported.
The wire service said a Robertson spokesman said the televangelist was in no way advocating an injury to Manning.
Tebow became exendable when the Broncos signed Manning to a five-year, $96 million contract.
The Twitterverse erupted with condemnation of Robertson's remarks.
I really don't like Pat Robertson. I want bad things to happen to him. A broken hip would be a nice start, said @Jabotism.
Pat Robertson is a sick evil man, said @ElderDbruce.
Pat Robertson is a douche, tweeted @peteg9696.
Well, Pat Robertson hadn't stuck his foot in his mouth for some time. He was overdue, said @RickNichols3.
Twitter user Dylan David said Robertson's comments were par for the course.
Oh and Pat Robertson said something stupid? Why is that surprising? he asked rhetorically.