Joy Behar angrily denounced “heterosexual men” and “conservatives” for supporting tackle football during a conversation about a tragic injury to Buffalo Bills safety player Damar Hamlin.
The co-hosts of “The View” were discussing the injury that left the 24-year-old player hospitalized when Behar jumped in to scold conservatives and heterosexual men for being supportive of children in tackle football.
“45% of Americans think that tackle football is appropriate. Heterosexual men voted the most support for kids doing football,” said Behar.
“And conservatives were more likely to support youth tackle football. Just saying,” she added disdainfully.
Co-host Sunny Hostin said that her son quit playing youth football after sustaining an injury that made him rethink the risks of playing.
Behar added that children could play golf or tennis instead of football.
Hamlin’s injury unfolded during Monday Night Football in the middle of the highly anticipated match between the Buffalo Bills and the Cincinnati Bengals. With millions of viewers watching, he got up after a tackle and then toppled over seconds later.
Hamlin was given CPR on the field and was hospitalized in critical condition at the UC Medical Center in Cincinnati. Officials said later that the had suffered a cardiac arrest on the field and was placed on oxygen in the ambulance on the way to the hospital.
On Wednesday, the Buffalo Bills released a statement saying there were signs that Hamlin’s condition was improving, but he remained under sedation in critical condition.
Thousands of football players, coaches, and fans donated to a GoFundMe account to support a charity previously founded by Hamlin to provide toys for underprivileged children in his hometown of McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania. Originally created with a goal of $2,500, the account has garnered more than $6.8 million.
Here’s the video of Behar’s comments:
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