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After Saturday's murder suicide involving Kansas City Chiefs starting linebacker Jovan Belcher and his girlfriend Kasandra Perkins, Bob Costas spoke about gun control during halftime of the Eagles and Cowboys game.
"Well, you knew it was coming. In the aftermath of the nearly unfathomable events in Kansas City, that most mindless of sports cliches was heard yet again: Something like this really puts it all in perspective," Costas began, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
"Well, if so, that sort of perspective has a very short shelf life since we will inevitably hear about the perspective we have supposedly again regained the next time ugly reality intrudes upon our games. Please. Those who need tragedies to continually recalibrate their sense of proportion about sports would seem to have little hope of ever truly achieving perspective," he continued.
Belcher, 25, shot and killed Perkins, 22, Saturday morning before driving to Arrowhead Stadium where he committed suicide in the team's practice facility parking lot, reports Fox Sports. The two were parents of a 3-month-old daughter.
Costas finished by quoting Kansas City-based writer Jason Whitlock, "'But here,' wrote Jason Whitlock, 'is what I believe. If Jovan Belcher didn’t possess a gun, he and Kasandra Perkins would both be alive today.'"
Some people online took to criticizing Costas because he was revealing personal views during the program which is meant for entertainment.