Tough Loss for Ravens Leads to Twitter Storm

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Maureen Lynch 

Editor in Chief 

Baltimore Ravens’ quarterback Lamar Jackson landed in hot water on Nov. 27 when he responded to a fan on Twitter. After their stunning loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars, an angry fan took to Twitter to say that the Ravens should find a new quarterback. Jackson did not take kindly to this criticism, with many news outlets calling his response “vulgar.”

The tweet was sent out Nov. 27, with both Jackson and Ravens’ kicker, Justin Tucker, tagged in the tweet. As a result, Jackson tweeted back at the fan. According to The New York Post, Jackson responded with profanity and homophobic comments. ESPN has reported that Jackson’s tweet has since been deleted. 

The exchange came after a 28-27 loss against the Jaguars, with the Ravens giving up 18 points in the last quarter of the game, according to USA Today. Jackson was visibly frustrated by the loss and told ESPN reporters that things would have been different if earlier in the game the Ravens had been able to complete their drives. 

The Ravens are currently 7-4, the top of the AFC North section of the conference. Overall, the team has played an average season until this upset, with this loss coming after a four-game winning streak for the team. This season the Ravens’ have had a decent offense, ranked fourteenth in their conference. According to lineup.com, Baltimore’s defense is also in the middle of the pack in terms of rankings. They are seventh overall in the league. 

It is unclear what the future of the team is moving forward. Thus far, representatives from the team have not released a statement yet about Jackson’s tweet, or the loss against the Jaguars. The Ravens will play again this weekend at 1 pm against the Denver Broncos. 

 

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