Saquon Barkley’s first game back at Soldier Field in Chicago is bringing back tons of bad memories.
This is the place he tore the ACL in his right knee just over 15 months ago.
Saquon is not trying to think about it:
“I try not to think about it,” Barkley said ahead of his struggling New York Giants facing the Chicago Bears on Sunday. “But it happened. I really don’t try to think about it, I guess, probably more so last year [I did], but this is a whole different season.”
Unfortunately one reporter asked him about it, in the most ridiculous way.
“Hey, Saquon, I know you guys are going back to Chicago, where obviously you tore your ACL last year. Some players are looking for closure. They’ll go back to the spot where it happened. [They’ll] spit, piss, and some will even maybe want to burn down the stadium where it happened in. Is that something that, you know, you’ve considered doing for all of this?”
Saquon Barkley was just asked if he wants to burn down the Bears stadium?!?! How do these guys get press passes. pic.twitter.com/Mjsy7mmupG
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) December 29, 2021
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Twitter reacted to the reporter’s absurd question:
Need his name. Pronto.
— Lauren Joffe (@thespinzone) December 29, 2021
Who among us wouldn’t spit, piss, and burn the place where a common injury occurred?
— KagedBeast33 (@KagedBeast33) December 29, 2021
Wow. LOL. Dude actually asked this question. I'm weak. https://t.co/sN6waBdrPW
— keeweenaz (@keely2123) December 30, 2021
Normalize giving level headed people media passes. https://t.co/EH1DN2xWiy
— Denn (@KeepPounDENN) December 30, 2021
Bro what lol https://t.co/aFgeCPDGr2
— John Picone (@J_Pic8) December 30, 2021
Why do they wake up and decide to try and trap a black athlete then sit back and enjoy him being criticized by their fraternity of reporters? https://t.co/QMyn7dYmb4
— Kamau M 🇰🇪🌺 (@CelsiusPlus273) December 30, 2021
This gave me second hand cringe https://t.co/6qbWES8W4a
— Justin Walny (we beat ohio) (@j_walny) December 30, 2021
I honestly have so much respect for these guys who have to sit there and answer this shit. I would get fined sooooo much man. 😂 https://t.co/2oQIoU81kr
— Adobe Wan Kenobi (@Jamey_Messina) December 30, 2021
You get a chance to ask a meaningful question….and your dumbass comes up with this???🤣🤣🤣🤣🥴🥴🥴🥴 https://t.co/RydqE7ZPiq
— Michael Gray (@Michael_K2Gray) December 30, 2021
This can’t be real… https://t.co/VcRT0k36S2
— Uh-reen (@AreenFinnegan) December 30, 2021
What kind of question is that? How do these reporters have a job. Idiot https://t.co/WsW1xE0r4V
— DukeFan (@rshap74) December 30, 2021
Bruh what… https://t.co/dfNlIN5GVR
— Marko (@M_Brough3) December 29, 2021
Barkley clearly has not been the same player since he tore his ACL at Soldier Field.
Saquon has rushed for 461 yards and two touchdowns on 130 carries this season.
Not much production in fantasy or reality…