C'mon, people, having rooted for my FL Gators even through the Muschump coaching reign, death threat towards him never entered my mind: http://network.yardbarker.com/college_football/article_external/michigan_punter_blake_oneill_getting_death_threats_suicide_suggestions_on_social_media/19733323
Nevertheless, the anonymity afforded gutless cowards on social media lets people leave all boundaries, reason, and good taste behind. Show me someone who has never made a mistake and then we'll allow that person to throw the first stone.
Yet hiding behind the internet allows idiots to twit crap like this: @blakewoneill jump off of a cliff into a pool of spikes and cyanide
— Cakey (@jaaake_f1) October 17, 2015 (Emphasis added. A trifle extreme, don't you think?)
The very nature of sports--except for soccer--means one team wins while their opponent loses. Sure some games end innocuously unlike the Michigan punter and his egregious error in fumbling the attempt, but death threats just fall beyond the pale of civilization. If you feel that strongly about a play in sports, put your name to it.
Hell, bagging on athletes can even lead to lucrative careers like that dick Skip Bayless.
The Michigan punter feels bad enough his last play lost the game for his team. No need to threaten him like a spineless blowhard.