Broncos’ Menelik Watson weighs in on terrorist act in native Manchester
Denver Broncos offensive lineman Menelik Watson has reacted to the terrorist bombing at a concert Monday night in his native Manchester, calling those who perpetrated the act “scumbags” and promised his hometown will “band together” in the aftermath of the attack.
“Scumbags want to impose their will on people through terror, and it doesn’t work,” Watson said, via TMZ. “It never works. The city of Manchester will only get stronger from this.”
Watson also took to Twitter to react to the attack.
My heart is heavy! Praying for all the families & friends who lost a loved one yesterday. Time to show the world how strong us Mancs are!
— Menelik Watson (@MenelikWatson) May 23, 2017
The latest reports out of England indicate 22 people, including an eight-year-old girl, were killed in the attack that occurred at Manchester Arena during an Ariana Grande concert. An estimated 59 people have also been reported as injured in an attack carried out by what is currently believed as a lone suicide bomber.
The suspected bomber has been identified as 22-year-old Salman Abedi of south Manchester, per The Telegraph. A 23-year-old South Manchester man has also been arrested in relation to the attack.
Concerning terrorists, Watson said: “I have no sympathy for them, none whatsoever. I hope none of them rest easy.”
Wilson, 28, attended college at Florida State before getting selected by the Oakland Raiders in the second round of 2013 NFL Draft with the 42nd overall pick. He signed a three-year deal with the Broncos in March.
[New York Daily News]