After Louisville's Kevin Ware suffered an awful and traumatic injury in their regional final game vs Duke, classless blogs raced to gif the injury so that they could cash in on the hits. Luckily, CBS, ESPN, SB Nation and many others made the decision not to show it. It's gruesome. If you really want to see it, you can find it on the internet.
Sports Illustrated - Pete Thamel to be precise - took a different path. With Ware still on the floor, with his teammates, coaches, opposing players and much of the crowd in tears, Thamel took the opportunity to try and draw hits to a story he wrote two years ago about recruiting violations surrounding Ware.
Typically in my Douchebags of Twitter features I point out all of the idiots on Twitter and the horrible things they tweet to student athletes. Today, however, it's the rational minds of Twitter showing Thamel the universal respect they have for his journalism.
@sipetethamel Well timed. Way to be a royal prick.— Chris Williams (@IU06) March 31, 2013
@sipetethamel too bad things like this don't happen to scum like you.— Brooks (@mltblue) March 31, 2013
Oh and to Pete Thamel for bringing up Ware's past right after the injury. Enjoy being ass raped by Satan every day when you die. #AssClown— Tyler Perkins (@Ironman_Perkins) March 31, 2013
BLUEGRASS! MOUNTAINS AND CITIES AND SUBURBS UNITE AGAINST @sipetethamel !! The Fire of 1000 Khaleesi's unleashed upon his House!— Patrick R. Kirby (@prk1122) March 31, 2013
@sipetethamel What a complete tool. This is a good time to remind everybody of your role in the Te'o hoax. Nice hire, SI.— Hybrid Follower (@HoorayBBWAA) March 31, 2013
@sipetethamel Way to remind the whole world that you are a total douchebag you are.— Beth Casey (@Beef25530) March 31, 2013
@sipetethamel I bet your parents are really proud pete.— Jamey Fales (@jameyfales) March 31, 2013
.@sipetethamel If only you'd have broken your leg while violently patting yourself on the back w/ that link. Fuck you with a big rusty spoon— Chris Minton (@chris_minton) March 31, 2013
Who ever thought @sipetethamel would be the one to unite UK and UL fan bases (at least for the moment) with his trashy tweet.— Matt Powell (@MattPowellBBN) March 31, 2013
With the exception of Kevin Ware’s leg account and Pete Thamel, the humanity of Twitter has been off the charts today. Love y’all.— Mark Ennis (@Mengus22) March 31, 2013
I know many don't like sportswriters. As a whole we can be an unlikable, cynical bunch. But we are all NOT like Pete Thamel. I promise.— Corey Clark/TDO.com (@Corey_Clark) March 31, 2013