New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara experienced a bit of odd behavior from an individual one would ever suspect.
He was attacked by an Alabama high school student via Instagram over the weekend for his performance on his fantasy team, reported Martie Bowser for Yahoo Sports. Nonetheless, as hateful and uncalled for the message was, the high schooler learned a life lesson.
Kamara has become a fan favorite on and off the field because of his production and personality. On the field, he’s become an asset of his production, becoming an even more significant asset via fantasy.
Kamara had a memorable game in the Saints’ recent win over Seattle. He recorded 23 carries for 103 yards and 6 receptions for 91 yards.
The high schooler, Dane Hawkins, is a student at Hokes Buff High School in Hokes Bluff, Alabama. Naturally, many people are excited when their fantasy team wins. However, Hawkins took it a bit far.
He privately messaged Kamara on Instagram and expressed his gratitude for the win in a distasteful way.
“Good game N****,” Hawkins messaged Kamara. Naturally, Kamara wasn’t a fan and responded:
“What happens if I screenshot this and send it to your head coach at Hokes?” he asked.
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Hawkins assumed he wouldn’t see it; however, once he realized Kamara noticed the message, he quickly retreated his sentiment.
“Sorry, didn’t think you got these. I’m a big fan and had you every year in fantasy,” Hawkins tried to explain, but Kamara wasn’t convinced.
The Bigger Lesson Here from Alvin Kamara
While Hawkins suffered real-life consequences from his actions, Kamara may have saved this kid’s life in the future.
Many believe they’re untouchable because of something they may have gotten away with when they were younger and continue to get away with when they’re older.
But Kamara wanted to show that this behavior is not okay and won’t be allowed. Hawkins changed his whole Instagram bio as a result.
But Kamara wanted to make it clear that this behavior is not okay and won’t be accepted. Hawkins changed his entire Instagram bio as a result.
Athletes are humans just like everyone else and need to be treated as such, and this is one step closer in that direction.