Moammar Gadhafi’s Reported Capture, Death Prompt Twitter Reaction From Sports World


October 20, 2011

When you're a wanted leader, don't hide in a hole. You'd think Moammar Gadhafi might have learned that from Saddam Hussein, but alas, the Libyan militant leader was captured on Thursday while hiding in a hole.

The BBC reported that Gadhafi was captured, while The New York Times later confirmed he was dead.

While that news shook out, the sports world reacted.

Caleb Campbell, a former member of the Colts' practice squad and Army standout, spent two years serving the country and offered a succint tweet.

"Game. Over. #Gaddafi," Campbell wrote.

ESPN NFL reporter Adam Schefter offered some advice.

"Please have a better day than Muammar Gaddafi," he urged football fans, who would be hard-pressed to have a worse day.

Former linebacker Bill Romanowski offered to spread any and all messages sent his way that honored the military, because "we are all incredibly blessed, in large part, for what they do!"

Late Show With David Letterman writer Eric Stangel expressed some sympathy for Gadhafi.

"According to report #Gadhafi is dead," he wrote. "Damn, he'll never get to find out if [KimKardashian/[KrisHumphries split rumor is true…"

Not the whole sports world was in tune with the biggest news of the day, though. NBA player Wilson Chandler tweeted some of his favorite rap lyrics, which included "[Expletive] the world, don't ask me for [expletive]."

Meanwhile, Bills receiver Stevie Johnson shared some troubles at home.

"#iHateThatFact My wife make ME get up to turn HER alarm off Every morning!" Johnson emphatically wrote.

Sorry, Adam Schefter, but sounds like Johnson's having a much worse day.

Photo of the day

Have you seen any other noteworth reactions from the sports world?

Moammar Gadhafi's Reported Capture, Death Prompt Twitter Reaction From Sports World

Quote of the day

"After I saw the quote, I didn't have a chance to ask him this, but I was wondering if he had those rings with the ones he's guaranteed the last couple of years."
–Norv Turner, zinging Jets coach Rex Ryan, who said he'd have won some championships if he had gotten the San Diego job in 2007 

Tweet of the day

It's kind of a crude assessment, but at the same time, it's hard to argue.

Moammar Gadhafi's Reported Capture, Death Prompt Twitter Reaction From Sports World

Video of the day

We can all only hope to be as good a parent as this father who built this.

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