On December 9th, 2021, wide reciever Demaryius Thomas passed away. Demaryius went attended the school of Georgia Institute of Technology, playing for there football team, Tech Yellow Jackets. Demaryius had a bright future ahead of him being drated to the Broncos in 2010, and then going on to winning Super Bowl 50 against the Carolina Panthers, and winning four Pro Bowls. Demaryius played with the Broncos until 2018 being then traded by the Broncos to the Texans, and then the Patriots, and finally the New York Jets. He then announced in June of 2021 that he was retiring.
December 12. 2021, the Denver Broncos walked onto the football field with heavy hearts and only 10 men, leaving the 11th spot for Demaryius, to honor him. Broncos current wide reciever Courtland Sutton remained on the sidelines, having a penalty called on the Broncos. The Detroit Lions declined the penalty, and also clapping, and honoring Demaryius Thomas. The Denver Broncos also did put the number 88 on there helmets, and onto there field, and did gather around it before the game.
I think what the Broncos did was an amazing thing to remember there beloved former wide reciever, and that the Lions did a really good thing declining the penalty and also honoring Demaryius. Taking 10 men onto the field, and leaving the 11th spot for Demaryius is just an amazing thing the Broncos did, and also painting his number on the field, and onto there helmets, just truly shows how much there did care about there former wide reciever.
Do you think the Lions did the right thing declining the penalty?
How do you think fans would react if the Lions didn't decline the penalty?