Commentary about the news that American special forces soldiers had found and killed the terrorist leader responsible for the attacks on September 11, 2001, Osama Bin Laden, wasn't just confined to CNN, MSNBC or the newspapers. Cincinnati Bengals players were actively voicing their opinions on the subject as well, using, you guessed it, Twitter.
This, from offensive lineman Andre Smith (@BigSmitty71).
In life there is something known as the Law of Reciprocity, in short he has reaped what he had sown.
And of course, when have we ever mentioned Twitter without speaking of the local Tweet King, Chad Ochocinco (@Ochocinco). You know he voiced his thoughts on the subject.
Waking up to the news on Osama's death.Justice has been served after yrs of searching.As we rejoice as a country something still worries me
Now that Osama has been killed what about those willing to revenge his death?How do u fight or defend against those willing 2 die 4 a cause?
A cause usually dies with its leader but terrorism didn't start with Osama and won't end with him,nonetheless it's a great day for us. #USA
If you're rolling your eyes, just know that it could be much, much worse. Pittsburgh Steeler's running back Rashard Mendenhall also Tweeted about the death of who many believed to be America's greatest enemy. However, Mendenhall's Tweets stirred up quite a controversy.
What kind of person celebrates death? It's amazing how people can HATE a man they have never even heard speak. We've only heard one side...
I believe in God. I believe we're ALL his children. And I believe HE is the ONE and ONLY judge.
Those who judge others, will also be judged themselves.
For those of you who said you want to see Bin Laden burn in hell and piss on his ashes, I ask how would God feel about your heart?
There is not an ignorant bone in my body. I just encourage you to #think
The response to Mendenhall's Tweets came so fast and was so negative that Steelers president Art Rooney II was forced to release a statement about them.
"I have not spoken with Rashard so it is hard to explain or even comprehend what he meant with his recent Twitter comments," Rooney said. "The entire Steelers organization is very proud of the job our military personnel have done and we can only hope this leads to our troops coming home soon."
So, when you compare Ochocinco's innocent Twittering to Mendenhall's comments, I guess Ochocinco's online activity doesn't seem all that bad anymore.