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Fans blast Skip Bayless after he questioned if NFL should postpone game after Damar Hamlin collapse

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Fans blast Skip Bayless after he questioned if NFL should postpone game after Damar Hamlin collapse

FOX Sports pundit Skip Bayless sparked outrage after he questioned whether the NFL should postpone the Buffalo Bills’ crucial Monday night game against the Cincinnati Bengals after Damar Hamlin went into cardiac arrest on the pitch.

Hamlin, 24, remains in critical condition today after he tackled rival Bengals receiver Tee Higgins and collapsed before being rushed to the hospital.

The game was suspended by the NFL after Hamlin was taken off the pitch in an ambulance – but Bayless questioned how they could stop playing in the final week of the regular season.

‘No doubt the NFL is considering postponing the rest of this game – but how? This late in the season, a game this big is so important to the regular-season outcome… that suddenly seems irrelevant,’ tweeted Bayless, who joined Fox Sports in 2016 after being an ESPN pundit for 12 year.

FOX Sports pundit Skip Bayless apologized Tuesday for his 'insensitive' tweet related to the cardiac arrest suffered by Buffalo Bills player Damar Hamlin on Monday night

FOX Sports pundit Skip Bayless sparked outrage after he questioned whether the NFL should postpone the Buffalo Bills’ crucial Monday night game against the Cincinnati Bengals after Damar Hamlin went into cardiac arrest on the pitch.

Hamlin, 24, was spotted at the Bills-Bengals game shortly after facing Tee Higgins

Hamlin, 24, remains in critical condition today after he tackled rival Bengals receiver Tee Higgins and collapsed before being rushed to the hospital

His tweet sparked outrage among NFL fans, with ESPN analyst Robert Griffin III tweeting: ‘Damar Hamlin’s LIFE hangs in the balance. Get your head out of your ass.’

NBA star Isaiah Thomas tweeted: ‘I hope they fire you bro!!! For you to even THINK about the game is very sad.’

One fan tweeted: ‘A platform as big as yours and you choose to concern yourself with a game of someone’s life? You are one of the worst here. You’re embarrassing.’

The backlash forced Bayless to apologize for questioning whether the fight should be postponed.

Bayless tweeted on Tuesday: ‘Nothing is more important than this young man’s health. That was the point of my last tweet. I’m sorry if that was misunderstood but his health is the only thing that matters. Again, everything else is irrelevant. I prayed for him and will continue.’

During the game, the ESPN Monday Night Football broadcast was cut to commercial on four occasions while Hamlin received treatment on the pitch.

After the ambulance left the field, reports initially suggested the game would restart following a five-minute warm-up, prompting an outpouring of outrage on social media.

Vincent said the league had taken no steps toward restarting play and had not asked players to begin a five-minute warmup period as announced by ESPN broadcasters.

‘It never occurred to us to talk about warming up to continue playing,’ said Vincent. ‘It’s funny. That’s insensitive. That’s not a place we should go.’

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Hamlin remains in critical condition after crashing through the field. In a heartbreaking scene, the player was given CPR on the field while surrounded by his tearful teammates.

‘Damar Hamlin suffered a cardiac arrest following a hit in our game against the Bengals. His heartbeat was restored on the field and he was transported to UC Medical Center for further evaluation and treatment,’ the Bills said in a statement.

‘He is currently sedated and listed in critical condition.’

Bayless apologized for asking whether the Bills-Bengals game should be suspended

The backlash forced Bayless to apologize for questioning whether the fight should be postponed

Bills players were shocked as they watched Hamlin receive life-saving treatment on the field

Bills players were visibly stunned as their teammate received life-saving treatment on the field

Hamlin was hurt while tackling Bengals receiver Tee Higgins on what appeared to be a routine play that wasn’t too violent.

The NFL announced Hamlin’s condition shortly after he was taken to a hospital, but neither the league nor the hospital released any other details about the 24-year-old’s medical condition. The team’s statement was released before its flight arrived back in Buffalo on Tuesday. There is no immediate update about the future status of the game.

On the play the 6-foot, 200-pound Hamlin was injured, Higgins led with his right shoulder, hitting the defensive back in the chest. Hamlin then wrapped his arms around Higgins’ shoulders and helmet to pull him down.

Hamlin stood up quickly, appeared to adjust his face mask with his right hand, and then fell backwards about three seconds later and was motionless.

Bengals fans hold vigil for Hamlin at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center in Cincinnati Ohio following the football player's sudden collapse at Highmark Stadium on Monday night

Fans gather for a vigil at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center for Buffalo Bills football player Damar Hamlin, who collapsed after making a tackle against the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday in Cincinnati, Ohio

Hamlin was treated on the field by team and independent medical personnel and local paramedics, and he was taken by ambulance to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Teammate Stefon Diggs joined Hamlin at the hospital.

About 100 Bills fans and a few Bengals fans gathered on a corner a block from the emergency room entrance, some of them holding candles.

Jeff Miller, an executive vice president of the NFL, told reporters in a conference call early Tuesday that the league has no plans at this time to play the game, adding that Hamlin’s health is the main focus. of attention.

An ambulance was on the field four minutes after Hamlin collapsed as several players hugged each other, including quarterbacks Josh Allen of Buffalo and Joe Burrow of Cincinnati.

“Please pray for our brother,” Allen tweeted.