The Green Bay Packers were defeated by the Detroit Lions in the NFL Game on Sunday night. Even though the Lions were already out of contention before their game began, they did not give the Packers any easy games.
Following the loss, the Packers missed the opportunity to qualify for the playoffs and produced a hysterical fourth-quarter performance. The Packers appear to have lost their nerve in the final moments, as linebacker Quay Walker was ejected from the game for unsportsmanlike conduct.
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What exactly did Quay Walker do in that game?
During the fourth quarter, the Packers’ 22-year-old Walker pushed the Lions’ team physician, T. Sean Lynch, unnecessarily, while Sean was tending to injured running back D’Andre Swift. The referee eventually threw him out of the game, making it his second ejection in his rookie season.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) January 9, 2023
Clear and obvious.pic.twitter.com/qxm9ycHt8I
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) January 9, 2023
What was the fan’s reaction to Quay Walker’s behavior?
The NFL fans expressed their loath on social media after witnessing such behavior from the rookie.
— Sagnik Basu (@_sagnikbasu) January 9, 2023
He needs to be suspended. 95 should also be fined. @NFLOfficiating
— KP (@SFSportsAndTech) January 9, 2023
— 🅰️ndrew (@Andr3w_y0) January 9, 2023
Hope he stays ejected
— nancy Wigg (@nancy4894) January 10, 2023
Punk move. What about #90 with the forearm to the head????
— Jack Kimberlin (@jackkimberlin) January 9, 2023
Did Walker not learn anything from the urgency of medical staff help needed from the Bills and Bengals game
— k_brow@imaging_ilo (@BrownerKirk) January 9, 2023
In addition following a huge backlash, the 22-year-old rookie turned into a meme after this pattern of behavior.
*NFL staffer minding their own business*
— SportsRoc (@SportsRoc2) January 9, 2023
Quay Walker when he sees medical personnel doing their job pic.twitter.com/MNwe3YyT9v
— Jeffrey Walizer Jr (@JWalizerJr) January 9, 2023
Entire NFL: Thank you NFL trainers! You’re life savers!
Quay Walker: pic.twitter.com/q8K4JHlTDZ
— Dr. Mantis Toboggan, M.D. (@jmfarm) January 9, 2023
Quay Walker tomorrow pic.twitter.com/I0OWojkDO3
— FE!N (@kanyethicc) January 9, 2023
NFL staffers minding their business: …
Quay Walker: pic.twitter.com/uTQ6NCTBRH
— Aaron (@aaroncabrera_) January 9, 2023
Walker really said pic.twitter.com/L2KF98wu68
— Joseph (@JustNerrdii) January 9, 2023
Congratulations Quay Walker! pic.twitter.com/ID5f91VAqg
— teegan starr (@teegstarr) January 9, 2023
What did Quay Walker have to say regarding the ejection?
Yesterday, the linebacker wrote an apology on his Twitter account: “I want to apologize publicly about what happened Sunday night. I reacted off of my emotions again and take full responsibility for making another stupid decision.”
Quay realized his action and admitted his wrongdoing: “Since then I’ve questioned myself on why did I do what I did when the trainer was doing his job!! I was wrong!!”
“I understand I have to face everything that comes with the decision I’ve made and I’m definitely paying for it now,” he continued.
Quay also apologized to his coach and teammates, saying, “I apologized to them as well because that reflects on them. It always comes back to the head coach and everything like that.”