The atmosphere of Lucas Oil Stadium turned grave during Louisville Cardinals versus Duke Blue Devils in the Elite Eight of the 2013 NCAA Tournament.
Louisville was leading 21-20 and Kevin Ware attempted to contest a three point attempt from Tyler Thornton of Duke. It was just when Ware’s right leg suffered probably the most gruesome injury ever.
Twitter reacted to the terrible injury generating responses from the world of sports to media and entertainment. Take a look:
I have never in my life seen a injury like the one suffered by "Ware" from Louisville ....My PRAYERS go out to him & his family!— Kevin Hart (@KevinHart4real) March 31, 2013
Thoughts and prayers go out to Louisville player Kevin Ware. Here's hoping for a speedy recovery and a great career. #staystrong— Chipper Jones (@RealCJ10) March 31, 2013
Man ... God Bless Kevin Ware his family friends and teammates . Heartbreaking— Wale Folarin(@Wale) March 31, 2013
I just saw the worst athletic injury ever … Ware from Louisville went to block a shot and looks likehis leg broke when he landed.— sinbad (@sinbadbad) March 31, 2013
OMG Kevin Ware ... Hope he is okay and can come back healthy from this ... It hurt me to see that... Wish u the best..— Thad Young (@yungsmoove21) March 31, 2013
Prayers to Kevin Ware and his family.. So sad.. I'm praying for you bro.— Baron Davis (@Baron_Davis) March 31, 2013
Thoughts and prayers go out to Kevin ware of Louisville.One of the worst injuries I've ever seen.— Mike Stutes (@mikestutes) March 31, 2013
My prayers go out to L'ville's Kevin Ware. May his family stay strong and support him in a speedy and healthy recovery!!!!— Michael Finley (@Da_Finster) March 31, 2013
On squeamish scale, Ware's injury was much like high-speed ski racing crashes that also do terrible, unwatchable things to limbs— Tim Layden (@SITimLayden) March 31, 2013
I was literally brought to tears by that injury ... How gruesome it was.. How much I feel for his parents, teammates... Just horrible— Peter Rosenberg (@Rosenbergradio) March 31, 2013
That was awful......have never witnessed anything like that on a common basketball play. Prayers to Kevin Ware.— Coach McDermott (@cucoachmac) March 31, 2013
Really sad to a see any competitor experience what just happened to Kevin Ware...my thoughts and prayers go out to him and his family.— Greg Anthony (@GregAnthony50) March 31, 2013
Where everyone else was wishing him a speedy recovery, someone on Twitter was faking to be Kevin. Here’s his tweet:
Thnx for the thoughts and prayers everybody. I'll be fine. All I'm thinking about is the Cardinals getting the W!— Kevin Ware (@KevinWare_5) March 31, 2013
The account that has gained around 15,934 followers up till now was created 12 hours before and the tweet above has been retweeted more than 11,000 times.
On Twitter, some users are suggesting that the account is fake while others are wishing fake Ware a healthy and speedy recovery. Check out the entire activity taking place on this fake Twitter account over here.
Thankfully, most of the people have spotted this account as a fake one, as no one can fool the internet for long. Whoever wants to send wishes to Louisville player, please send them on his original account which by the way has not tweeted since January 16, 2012.
Let’s wish Ware a quick and healthy recovery.