EA Sports Removing CPR Touchdown Celebration After Cardiac Arrest Incident
- Jan 11, 2023
In the wake of a recent traumatic incident involving Buffalo Bills' Damar Hamlin, who collapsed on the field after suffering a cardiac arrest following a tackle, EA Sports has made the announcement that it will be removing a CPR touchdown celebration from Madden NFL 23. This is in response to the incident, and the game company has stated that they will be making the changes in the coming days.
The decision to remove the celebration has been met with both praise and criticism. Those who are in favor of the decision applaud the company for taking action in order to show respect for the player and the situation. On the other hand, those who are opposed to the decision believe that it is an overreaction and that the celebration should not be removed. Regardless of the opinion, the fact remains that a player suffered a serious medical emergency, and the celebration was not appropriate.
This is not the first time that EA Sports has taken action in response to a serious incident. In 2019, the company removed a gesture from the game that had been used to mock Colin Kaepernick and his kneeling protest during the national anthem. The gesture was removed after it sparked outrage within the gaming community.
It is clear that EA Sports is taking the incident involving Damar Hamlin seriously and is taking appropriate action to ensure that their game is not used to make light of a serious situation. It remains to be seen how the company will respond to similar situations in the future, but it is clear that they are willing to take action when necessary.