How Leading Sports Figures Reacted to the Connecticut School Massacre
When something like the horrific shooting spree at Sandy Hook Elementary School happens, the major sports we follow can suddenly feel a bit smaller. But world-class athletes who normally seem bigger than life watched today’s events unfold just like the rest of us, on TV, and shared their thoughts just like the rest of us, on social media.
We read some of their reactions on Twitter and collected them here:
Praying for kids and families in CT
— Rajon Rondo (@RajonRondo) December 14, 2012
I’m heartbroken for the victims and families of the shooting in Connecticut. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
— Nick Swisher (@NickSwisher) December 14, 2012
Thoughts and prayers with the families and friends of the kids killed in the school shooting today in Connecticut
— Reggie Bush (@reggie_bush) December 14, 2012
Prayers go out to the families of lost ones in the tragedy that happened in Connecticut
— Ryan Lochte (@ryanlochte) December 14, 2012
My heart breaks for the families of those killed in Newtown, Conn. It is so senseless. I am angry, disgusted, but most of all extremely sad
— Drew Brees (@drewbrees) December 14, 2012
Prayers go out to the families that were affected by the shooting in Connecticut, c’mon man this is too sad! Damn
— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) December 14, 2012
Just saw my boys walk in from school. Hugged them tight. Can’t imagine the loss 4 families in newtown.We’re supposed 2 PROTECT our kids!!
— Dwyane Wade (@DwyaneWade) December 14, 2012
imagine it happening to my kids school. I and the rest of the families would be devastated! Something has to be done. Land of the free, BS!
— LeBron James (@KingJames) December 14, 2012
Deeply saddened by the senseless act of violence in Newtown, Connecticut. Prayers go out to those who lost loved ones in this tragedy.
— Troy Aikman (@TroyAikman) December 14, 2012
A day to reflect on what is important and to hug those close to us. Our deepest sympathies to the victims and survivors. #newtownct
— Kansas City Chiefs (@kcchiefs) December 14, 2012