Seahawks punter Jon Ryan quits social media after getting upset over Orlando comments

Seattle Seahawks punter Jon Ryan, a fan favourite for his candid presence on social media, deleted his Twitter and Instagram accounts this week after a testy alternate with a follower over the mass capturing in Orlando, Fla.

Ryan deleted his accounts Sunday after showing to get upset on Instagram over comments associated to the killings on the homosexual nightclub Pulse, telling the follower, “You’re a horrible human being.”

@EdgeofSports did you catch the Jon Ryan story in a single day? Has since deleted his accounts. Had sufficient pic.twitter.com/nNTUjQUUy7

— Mark O’Shea (@markoshea75) June 13, 2016

Ryan’s fiancee, comic Sarah Colonna, confirmed that Ryan was ditching social media with a tweet of her personal on Sunday.

As I watch @JonRyan9 delete his Twitter & Instagram “as a result of individuals are defending a terrorist, a assassin,” how can I argue. ?

— Sarah Colonna (@sarahcolonna) June 12, 2016

She responded to quite a few tweets from followers of the soccer participant who instructed her that they had been pleased with him for standing as much as hate and intolerance.

I have been telling Jon about all of the wonderful tweets I have been getting at this time thanking him for not being afraid to face for what is true. ❤️

— Sarah Colonna (@sarahcolonna) June 14, 2016

The Seattle P-I reviews that Ryan and Colonna received collectively partially due to Twitter, saying that the 2 had been direct messaging within the days main as much as the 2014 Tremendous Bowl.

In Seattle with @JonRyan9 so I am watching the silly Mariners be good. #GoAngels? pic.twitter.com/x4RIsOD8fK

— Sarah Colonna (@sarahcolonna) June 11, 2016

Replace: Ryan spoke to Seattle Times sports reporter Bob Condotta on Wednesday and stated he would possibly deliver again his Twitter account, however he has no concept when.

“Proper now it’s prefer it looks like I simply received out of a foul relationship and now I’m free,” Ryan instructed the Instances. “It’s good to be off of there proper now. … I used to be simply offended. I simply didn’t need to be part of that anymore. I felt like if my web page was serving to breed hate amongst individuals, I didn’t need to be part of that.”

The deletion of his Twitter account, by which he had tweeted greater than 6,700 occasions to 125,000 followers, was particularly ironic provided that ESPN had just named Ryan the perfect Seahawk to comply with on social media. Right here’s what ESPN wrote concerning the 34-year-old punter:

The Seahawks are a workforce stuffed with stars, however the bigger-name gamers typically use their Twitter accounts to advertise enterprise pursuits or cite inspirational quotes, which is their prerogative. The man who has used social media the perfect is Ryan. He offers humor — whether or not it’s about his damaged nostril or pink hair — and interacts with followers. However Ryan can talk about critical matters too. And apparently, he grew pissed off with how a few of his followers reacted to the shootings in Orlando over the weekend. That prompted Ryan to delete his account, based on his fiancee.

The reference to the damaged nostril got here after the Seahawks’ wildcard playoff victory at Minnesota in January. GeekWire singled out Ryan’s tweet exhibiting his bruised face and his references to NFL soccer not being the identical as “Madden NFL” video video games.

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