Fans of former Arizona Cardinals star Larry Fitzgerald have seen a different side of the former wide receiver this week.
One who interacts a lot on social networks.
Fitzgerald has been very active on Twitter this week, answering questions from fans and interacting on the platform.
And as he did throughout his NFL career, Fitzgerald handled himself like a pro in interactions, even when people might have been trying to provoke him out of character.
One tweet accused Fitzgerald of being “classless” in the way he handled the end of his playing career.
“So rude of you to walk away without thanking your teammates and fans. I know the owner, general manager and coaches don’t deserve anything but you handled it terribly,” the tweet read.
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Fitzgerald responded to the tweet with, “I respect your opinion sir and thank you for sharing your thoughts. I hope to meet you at some point and have a chat about a cold soda I will be getting. I pray you are well and appreciate your support.” of our dear cardinals”.
It was just one of several noteworthy tweets from the future Hall of Famer on Twitter this week.
Fitzgerald also praised other players and discussed why he’s not completing the NCAA Tournament brackets, detailed why he wasn’t making an NBA prediction and addressed running for political office.
How unusual were Fitzgerald’s actions on Twitter?
Many speculated that his account had been hacked judging from the different way he was using the social media platform.
Larry responded to one of the “hacking” tweets with a simple response: “You’re so funny.”
It was Fitzgerald who has been quite amused on social media lately, and he earned a lot of respect for his interactions this week.
You can check out all of Fitzgerald’s recent social media interactions. here.
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This article originally appeared in Arizona Republic: Larry Fitzgerald responds to Arizona Cardinals’ ‘classless’ retirement