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Packers Fans Blast Vikings for Classless Tweet

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Getty The Vikings are under fire after featuring a highlight of Anthony Barr's hit on Aaron Rodgers that fractured the quarterback's collarbone in a tribute video.

What was a tribute to Minnesota Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr quickly took a turn for the worst.

Following the announcement of Barr’s signing with the Dallas Cowboys, the Vikings’ Twitter account posted a thank you video dedicated to the four-time Pro Bowl linebacker who spent a decade in Minnesota.

However, a certain highlight struck Green Bay Packers fans, whose frustrations ignited in the comments.

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— Dirty A-A-Ron (@Dirty_A_A_Ron) August 5, 2022

‘Making Us Look Bad’

Ten seconds into the tribute video, the infamous clip of Barr tackling Aaron Rodgers to the ground, ultimately ending Rodgers’ season after the Packers quarterback fractured his collarbone from the impact.

It’s been a sour point in Green Bay for years, as the Vikings went on to win the NFC North that season. And after three years of the NFC North title residing in Green Bay, Vikings fans take some joy in seeing Packers fans irked by the play.

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Wow lots of Packers fans in the comments ???? appreciate your support guys! Good luck on the season ????

— Trevor (@hestness26) August 5, 2022

Of course, the Vikings’ lack of success in the Super Bowl became the immediate rebuttal, one fan writing “Injuring Aaron Rodgers was their ‘Super Bowl’.”

Injuring Aaron Rodgers was their "Super Bowl"

— Joe Ojanen (@JoeFromStCloud) August 4, 2022

Another Packers fan echoed a similar sentiment, attacking the Vikings franchise calling it “pathetic.”

I see you included your proudest franchise moment in this. Pathetic franchise. Biggest bunch of losers in football.

— OK (@KingPuh69) August 4, 2022

And while Packers fans will always feel the play was a cheap shot, at the time it was a legal hit. Barr was unpenalized on the hit, leaving his feet which set the force of his weight into Rodgers as both players hit the ground. The next offseason, the NFL added a rule that makes pass-rushers ending a play with their weight on a quarterback illegal. NFL referee Alex Kemp confirmed that it was Barr’s hit on Rodgers that prompted the rule.

It was completely legal at the time. Celebrating the fact that it ended in an injury is classless of the Vikings, though.

— AJ Dillon's Left Quad (@DillonsLeftQuad) August 5, 2022

One Vikings fan was honest about the situation, tweeting, “Sheesh. Bad look. Delete this.”

“Lol the hit that broke Rodgers collarbone I’ll admit that highlight shouldn’t be in there,” another fan replied.

Lol the hit that broke Rodgers collarbone I'll admit that highlight shouldn't be in there

— Adam (@AdamG507) August 5, 2022

To the Vikings defense, the Packers did butt their heads into what was seemingly an innocent thank you for Barr.

You’re the packers fan commenting on a Vikings post. Who’s the obsessed one really. ????

— SG_VIKES (@SG_MusicVikes) August 5, 2022

@SkolVikings1997 tweeted “Why did you show the play that injured Rodgers smfh? Making us look bad.” Under the context of the rules at the time, another Vikings fan argued there’s “nothing to be ashamed of” by playing the clip in the video.

The only ones who care about that play are Packers "owners." It was and always was a clean play…it's just unfortunate for them that A-Rodg got hurt. There's nothing to be ashamed of by playing it.

— David Isaacs (@swede700) August 4, 2022

However, @SkolVikings1997 leveled with a Packers fan that a simple quarterback hit, shouldn’t have made the one-minute highlight video given the decade-long body of work Anthony Barr produced, including 17.5 sacks, 39 tackles for loss, seven fumble recoveries and five interceptions.

“I know it was a clean play but it was a meaningless play for Barr. No one puts a simple QB hit in a highlight video. I don’t really have much of a problem with it, but I hate constantly hearing packers fans call us a s***** fan base because we continue to replay and celebrate it,” @SkolVikings1997 replied.

“As a packers fan, I appreciate your viewpoint. It was a legal hit, but celebrating it in a highlight package when Barr certainly has actuals sacks against Rodgers is an awful look. And with the history, you know this was an intentional choice, which makes it worse,” a Packers fan said, replaying to @SkolVikings1997.

As a packers fan, I appreciate your viewpoint. It was a legal hit, but celebrating it in a highlight package when Barr certainly has actual sacks against Rodgers is an awful look. And with the history, you know this was an intentional choice, which makes it worse.

— AJ Dillon's Left Quad (@DillonsLeftQuad) August 5, 2022

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BJ McLeod Motorsports Mutually Part Ways With Fan-Favorite Driver

Getty Josh Williams will no longer driver for BJ McLeod Motorsports.

Another major change has taken place in a national NASCAR series. Josh Williams and BJ McLeod Motorsports have announced that they have mutually agreed to part ways, effective immediately.

Both the team and Williams announced the news on August 10 with separate releases. Williams thanked BJ and Jessica McLeod while confirming his departure from the team for the remainder of the Xfinity Series season. Williams then said that more information about his next move “will be shared shortly.”

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— BJ McLeod Motorsports (@TeamBJMcLeod) August 10, 2022

The change takes place after Williams made his 17th start of the Xfinity Series season. He did not qualify for the races at Circuit of the Americas, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Martinsville Speedway, and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course.

Williams has posted an average finish of 25.9 during the 2022 season while posting a season-best finish of 17th at Road America, but he has also failed to finish six races with only one being due to a crash. Electrical and mechanical issues disrupted the other five races.

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Williams is the second driver to part ways with BJ McLeod Motorsports in 2022. Nick Sanchez, the ARCA Menards Series points leader, made his Xfinity Series debut with the organization before announcing that he would not finish out his schedule with the team. The reason is that Sanchez had received an opportunity to make some starts for the Richard Childress Racing-affiliated Big Machine Racing.

Williams Joined BJ McLeod Motorsports Ahead of the 2022 Season

GettyJosh Williams joined BJ McLeod Motorsports before the 2022 season.

The 2022 season marked the first time in Williams’ Xfinity Series career that he drove for BJ McLeod Motorsports. The majority of his 126 other starts were with DGM Racing. Though he also made one start for Jimmy Means back in 2016.

Williams achieved the most success during his three full-time seasons with DGM Racing (2019-2021). He qualified for all but two races, and he had an average finish of 19.96 over this three-year span. Williams also posted all eight of his career top-10 finishes in a DGM Racing-owned Chevrolet.

The situation changed in November 2021. Williams announced that he would leave DGM Racing after five seasons and he would pursue other opportunities. He kept his next destination quiet until December when he announced that he would join BJ McLeod Motorsports for the 2022 Xfinity Series season.

Williams Wanted Some Starts in Multiple NASCAR Series

GettyJosh Williams made his Cup Series debut in 2022.

One of the reasons for the change, which Williams revealed in December 2021, was the opportunity to gain experience in another series. The veteran told Jayski’s Dustin Albino that he wanted to run a couple of Cup Series races. Live Fast Motorsports, the team that McLeod co-owns, would potentially provide that opportunity.

“I was looking for something to expand a little bit, grow a little bit and try to get somewhere where I could start running a couple of Cup races per year,” Williams said in 2021. “With the possibility that we’ll find some partners that want to go full-time Cup racing, it just worked out that BJ has the Xfinity team and has his Cup team.”

Williams was able to achieve this goal during his limited time with BJ McLeod Motorsports. He made his Cup Series debut in the No. 78 Ford Mustang at Bristol Motor Speedway (dirt) and turned in a 25th-place finish. He then returned to the entry at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course and finished 25th for the second time.

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