Originally posted on Helmet2Helmet  |  Last updated 12/19/12

Mark Sanchez is undoubtedly experiencing the worst 24 hours of his life. After tossing away the Jets' playoff hopes and his starting job, the struggling signal-caller is now dealing with a crazed fan.

Shortly after the Jets' loss to the Titans, one Twitter user, @BraveGrancru, began issuing death threats, threatening to murder Sanchez at practice Wednesday.

(Disclaimer: the following tweets contain offensive language.)

https://twitter.com/BraveGrancru/status/280899145974300672

https://twitter.com/BraveGrancru/status/280901801920843776

https://twitter.com/BraveGrancru/status/280903090171953153

Per the Associated Press, the NFL is aware of the situation.

https://twitter.com/DWAZ73/status/281144405560266752

The fan has since claimed he "has no problem" with Sanchez, and even preached his story to the Daily News.

Whether joking or not, this was an extremely idiotic -- and justifiably punishable -- thing to put out there, especially in light of all the recent shootings. It's amazing that some people can't differentiate a game from someone's life; the two are not mutually exclusive. Online death threats are the ultimate form of cowardice.

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