Tributes have been pouring in for NFL legend John Madden on Twitter since his demise Tuesday, December 28, 2021. He passed away at the age of 85.
John Madden ‘unexpectedly’ passed away Tuesday evening, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced in a press statement.
The statement said: “Nobody loved football more than Coach. He was football. He was an incredible sounding board to me and so many others.”
“There will never be another John Madden, and we will forever be indebted to him for all he did to make football and the NFL what it is today,” the statement added.
Right after his demise was announced, football lovers on Twitter flooded the 280-character platform with heart-touching messages and heavy tributes.
Founder of My Sports Update, Ari Meirov tweeted: “There aren’t enough words to describe the impact John Madden had to the NFL product. He was a legend as a coach. He was a legend as a broadcaster. And he changed the video game world forever. Hard pressed to find someone more influential to their sport than John Madden. RIP.”
There aren’t enough words to describe the impact John Madden had to the NFL product. He was a legend as a coach. He was a legend as a broadcaster. And he changed the video game world forever.
Hard pressed to find someone more influential to their sport than John Madden. RIP… pic.twitter.com/nroZykHUsV
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) December 29, 2021
Film director Igal Hecht tweeted: “John Madden you were the legend of the earth. Forever I see you you always so nice to the legend. You are the real bubba. God bless you.”
JOHN MADDEN YOU WERE THE LEGEND OF THE EARTH. FOREVER I SEE YOU YOU ALWAYS SO NICE TO THE LEGEND. YOU ARE THE REAL BUBBA. GOD BLESS YOU. pic.twitter.com/Xflj9qa2Fa
— The Iron Sheik (@the_ironsheik) December 29, 2021
“John Madden and Pat Summerall finally reunited. Anyone who didn’t grow up hearing these guys call games really missed out,” tweeted Saint News reporter John Hendrix.
John Madden and Pat Summerall finally reunited. Anyone who didn’t grow up hearing these guys call games really missed out pic.twitter.com/4PwS4jKhqh
— John Hendrix (@JohnJHendrix) December 29, 2021
See how Twitter reacted to the death of John Madden below;
RIP John Madden One of the alltime great football guys. Makes me very sad
— PFT Commenter (@PFTCommenter) December 29, 2021
we lost a football legend today…
rip john madden
— timthetatman👑 (@timthetatman) December 29, 2021
Rest In Peace John Madden… one of the main reasons why I love football so much… wow!
— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) December 29, 2021
i’ll miss john madden for many reasons, but among his innumerable accomplishments he had the best and most honest book title of all time pic.twitter.com/41XTIHgeql
— Jon Bois (@jon_bois) December 29, 2021
Rest in Paradise To the 🐐 John Madden!!!! Your legacy will continue to live on ♾!!!!!
— LeBron James (@KingJames) December 29, 2021
When you think NFL football, you think John Madden.
RIP to a Legend. pic.twitter.com/8JYH7H9GKW
— Julian Edelman (@Edelman11) December 29, 2021