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Twitter Reaction to Former Penn State LB Micah Parsons’s Tweets on Brittney Griner’s Release from Russian Prison

Penn State great Micah Parsons
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Former Penn State LB Micah Parsons blew up Twitter Thursday.

In response to the news of women’s basketball star Brittney Griner being released from Russian prison, Parsons, now a Dallas Cowboy and one of the NFL’s best players, tweeted this:

”Wait nah!! We left a marine?!! Hell nah!”

The marine Parsons referred to is Paul Whelan, who wasn’t part of the exchange for Griner and the “Merchant of Death,” Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout.

Parsons subsequently walked back the initial Tweet and revised his stance on the matter.

Naturally, the people of Twitter had split opinions about the matter. Some agreed with Parsons, others didn’t. Some who disagreed respected him for walking it back. Some who agreed with Parsons thought he was soft for walking it back. Overall, the Tweet won’t impact Parsons’s football career.

But it did get a lot of people talking. Here’s what some of those people had to say.

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