Lamar Jackson shot back at an online heckler and posted a frustrated response labeled anti-gay hate speech. A Twitter user razzed Jackson after the Baltimore Ravens lost an away game 28-27 to the Jacksonville Jaguars. Known to respond personally to fans, Jackson gave the user a piece of his mind, and it ventured into sensitive territory.
Lamar Jackson Explicit Twitter Exchange
The user, @CastleWillKill wrote, “When someone is asking for over 250 mil guaranteed like @Lj_era8…games like this should not come to @jtuck9. Let Lamar walk spend that money on a well rounded team.”
The user was critical of the Ravens’ necessary usage of Ravens kicker Justin Tucker, who missed a 67-yard field goal. Last year, Tucker set an NFL record with a 66-yard game-winning field goal in Detroit. After the game, he said the offense did its job by getting the ball across the 50-yard line. Unfortunately, others, like the Twitter user, felt otherwise, but Jackson had a message for them all.
“Boy STFU y’all be cappin too much on this app mf never smelt a football field never did s**t but eat d**k,” Jackson posted in a now-deleted tweet.
Lamar Jackson Catching Feelings On Social Media
Jackson was busy on Twitter, firing tweets that showed his frustration and retweeting those that were in solidarity with how he felt after the close loss. Jackson is from South Florida and is known for being culturally on-brand with the way he tweets, his interests and his responses to his haters. The last thing he expected in the reaction was to come across as anti-gay, but in the world of the internet, the intention is in the eyes of the reader.
— Lamar Jackson (@Lj_era8) November 27, 2022
“The homosexual community needs to define that better to me,” Stephen A Smith said on “First Take.” “What the man texted (tweeted) is because what he’s seeing around Lamar Jackson.” Later, even Smith had to correct his phraseology. “I should have used the word gay, the LGBTQ community prefers that word.”
Justin Tucker Says Lamar Jackson Not To Blame
Ironically, Tucker felt that the loss was on him and not Jackson.
“The fact that we got there in the first place, with the completion to Josh [Oliver] on the sideline, the fact that we had a chance and I just didn’t deliver, it’s heartbreaking to me,” Tucker said during the post-game press conference. “It’s disappointing, especially when it’s a kick that I know I have the ability to make.”
Jackson was 16 of 32 for 254 yards and added 89 yards on the ground. The QB led his team down the field, giving their kicker a long shot to win the game, but it was a shot. Tucker attempted a 67-yard field goal with 3 seconds left, and although it fell short, the focus returned to Jackson, who did not sign an extension with the Ravens.
Lamar Jackson And Ravens Contract
Like other athletes that want more control of their careers as businessmen, Jackson took an unconventional route and does not have an agent. This season is critical to his future negotiations with the Ravens or any other team. As his bet on himself is always being dissected, Jackson is not afraid to clap back but now knows it comes with unintended consequences.