Houston Texans Runningback Arian Foster has made some very strong statements to one of the NFL's biggest sponsors..... via Twitter of course.
It was a horrendous week for the NFL last week, it all started on Monday when TMZ released the video of former Baltimore Ravens Runningback Ray Rice physically abusing his wife.
That brought about Rice's release from the Ravens franchise and then subsequently an indefinite ban from the NFL.
What followed was days of speculation and criticism of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and some further controversy in Baltimore when the Ravens hosted the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Then when all the hype was around Baltimore and the Ravens, the focus then turned to the Minnesota Vikings.
When star Runningback Adrian Peterson got in a lot of trouble for suspected child abuse, Goodell's head must have felt like it was going to explode.
So in the wake of all that, what possibly didn't help was the reaction of one of the NFL's biggest sponsors, Anheuser-Busch.
Anheuser-Busch - a beer company, issued the following statement: "We are disappointed and increasingly concerned by the recent incidents that have overshadowed this NFL season.
"We are not yet satisfied with the league's handling of behaviours that so clearly go against our own company culture and moral code."
A fairly understandable position for any company to take given the circumstances I feel that most fans would understand..... unless you're Arian Foster of course.
The Texans player took to Twitter to voice his opinions on the company's stance and needless to say, it has created more controversy.
Foster tweeted: "Domestic Violence and alcohol damn near synonymous.
"Everybody is just riding the media wave. There has been tons of dv cases throughout the years where was all this support then? Its political."
He then claimed that "Anytime it's starts to tinkering with their bottom line, then they act. Now they're concerned."
Unsurprisingly, some Twitter users were less than pleased with Foster's version of events and tweeted him with questions like "Finally a BIG time company taking a public stance AGAINST and you rip them? Huh?"
Not that this phased Foster of course as he simply tweeted back "You need a company to tell you dv [domestic violence] is wrong?"
Who knows how the NFL will react to this latest piece of publicity but needless to say, its more bad publicity that they just don't need.
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