Fan is short for fanatic, but it is disgusting when things go this far.
ESPN insider Chris Mortensen said that he and his wife had to deal with death threats because of his reporting on Deflategate.
“What bothered me is we’re in an era where if your wife goes onto social media, she basically reads that they want you to die,” Mortensen told The Ringer’s Bryan Curtis. “Even after I got cancer, I got some death wishes.”
The story was a profile talking about his early years, religious conversion and his battle with cancer. He was diagnosed with Stage IV throat cancer in January.
Mortensen has broken some news, and even appeared on television last month. However, he said that the way he feels changes all of the time.
“I can feel for a week like I’m coming out of this,” Mortensen said to Curtis. “Another week, I’m trying to clear whatever this crud that is deep in my throat just so I can have conversations with people. You live your day in three- or four-hour blocks.”