Former Seahawk to Vikings kicker: 'Hold your head high'

by: KIRO 7 STAFF Updated:

Blair Walsh of the Minnesota Vikings.

Blair Walsh, the Vikings kicker who missed the 27-yard potential game-winning field goal against the Seahawks yesterday, has been the talk of social media.

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Some people posted threats. Many more posted insults. Former Seahawks wide receiver Nate Burleson posted something much more heartfelt on his Facebook page.

“There is nobody that feels (worse) than Blair Walsh right now so let's try to build instead of destroy,” Burleson, an O’Dea High School grad, wrote.

Here is the full text of Burleson's Facebook post:

To @blairwalsh_3:

I know today seems like a dark day in your athletic career but you will bounce back better & stronger from this brotha. You have kicked game winners before and will make game winners in the future. And not to mention you were a huge part of why the Vikes were in the game with 3 field goals so hold your head high.

Now to all the so called fans who have taking to social media to put him down, curse out and threaten him & his family please take a long look in the mirror. If ya'll had your mistakes on grand display for the world to see, would you want thousands of people tearing you down with harsh words & threats. No!

We have to be a little bit more sensitive to one another in the moments in which we fail. If we can't lean (on) each other to encourage us through the dark times than we are lost as a society.

Trust me there is nobody that feels worse than Blair Walsh right now so let's try to build instead of destroy.