Pat Robertson, televangelist and a christian leader, said the Denver Broncos treated quarterback Tim Tebow ”shabbily,” and that an injury to the team’s new quarterback Peyton Manning ”would serve them right.”
During his program, ‘The 700 Club’, Robertson said:
“I think the Denver Broncos treated him shabbily. He won seven games, he brought them into the playoffs, for heaven sakes. I mean, they were a nothing team. He rallied them together with spectacular last-minute passes and, you know, when they beat Buffalo — I mean, Pittsburgh, excuse me — it was a tremendous victory.”
Robertson then went on to say, “And you just ask yourself, okay, so Peyton Manning was a tremendous MVP quarterback, but he’s been injured. If that injury comes back, Denver will find itself without a quarterback. And in my opinion, it would serve them right.”
Harsh words from a supposed compassionate man. To say that an injury to any man would be ok is a bit over the line. I know there are people coming out of the woodworks to support the ever religious Tebow, but I think Robertson should stay out of sports.
Plus, Manning didn’t do anything wrong. He was an extremely desirable free-agent. He did what any other free-agent would have done; gone to the team that wanted him the most.
Pat, you should be ashamed of those comments and reach out to Manning to personally apologize. You can criticize the Broncos for making a decision that you deem harsh but, don’t say that an injury would be justifiable. That is not ok. You should know better.