TuaTagovailoa was hesitant to discuss the Miami Dolphins’ victory against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.
After accepting one question from media after Miami’s 42-21 victory, the Dolphins’ quarterback brought up the terrible situation in Israel.
“I kind of want to also bring to the attention, like, I didn’t really realize how bad things were in Israel,” he remarked. “I just wanted to bring it to the attention of those who don’t necessarily understand what’s going on that it’s really bad.”
If you don’t understand, go to Google and look, search, and read about what’s going on in the world; the world needs prayer.”I’m not sure where we’ve gotten to, but my thoughts and prayers are with those in Israel.
I’m aware that the Ukraine-Russia conflict is still ongoing, and I just wanted to point out that, although we have the freedom to do this here, to play football and be able to do these things, we should not return to reality and believe that’s where we all are in this world.
I only wanted to bring it to your notice. Hopefully, we can all join together and pray for the children, wives, women, and men who are putting themselves out there every day for the horrible occurrences that are taking place right now.”
Last week, Hamas, the Palestinian terrorist organization that controls the Gaza Strip, launched a surprise assault on Israel, reigniting a decades-long confrontation between Israelis and Palestinians. Since then, Israel has declared war on the organization and begun reprisal.
According to The New York Times, by of Sunday night, more than 1,300 people have been murdered in Hamas’ strike, including at least 29 Americans. At least 2,670 Palestinians have been killed and almost 10,000 have been injured in Gaza as a result of the fighting.
There are also concerns of a rising humanitarian catastrophe in the area as a result of Israel’s cutoff of food, water, and other supplies.
Tagovailoa is far from the first NFL player to speak out since the crisis started. Last week, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, as well as former Patriots star Tom Brady and the league itself, commented about it. At least 14 teams sent remarks, as did several other individuals and organizations from the sports world.