Joy Behar Attacks ‘Conservatives,’ ‘Heterosexual Men’ over Football

( – Joy Behar, one of the co-hosts of ABC’s “The View,” has ripped “conservatives” and “heterosexual men” for watching and supporting tackle football.

Behar’s attack on conservatives and men came after Monday night’s incident during the NFL game between the Buffalo Bills and the Cincinnati Bengals in which Bills safety Damar Hamlin suffered cardiac arrest.

24-year-old Hamlin collapsed after a tackle, leading to leftist calls upon the NFL to prioritize players’ safety.

Behar argued such injuries were the fault of “conservatives” and “heterosexual men” who support tackle football.

“45% of Americans think that tackle football is appropriate. Heterosexual men voted the most support for kids doing football. And conservatives were more likely to support youth tackle football. Just saying,” Behar said.

According to Fox News, she made those comments “with disdain.”

Another co-host, Sunny Hostin, said her son quit playing football after suffering a hamstring injury.

“He realized at that point, uh-oh. I could – that could happen to my brain, and so he quit,” Hostin stated.

However, another co-host, Sara Haines, argued Damar Hamlin’s injury wouldn’t repulse people from football because “it’s a huge part of tradition.”

“I grew up, and football was just the norm. My parents went to the games long after we were even in high school because the whole town did. I loved ‘Friday Night Lights,’ et cetera, et cetera,” Haines said.

“What it might change is people that have kids coming up because like me, you even wouldn’t have known all the damage that could be done now,” she added.

At the same time, Haines expressed concern over chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), the neurodegenerative disease in numerous football players connected with repeated head trauma. She noted she wouldn’t allow her children to “fall in love” with football because of that.

“I think a lot of mothers certainly feel that way and have felt that way for a long time, but it’s – the way my son describes it is, it’s a family. It’s a bonding experience that he had never had before,” Hostin added.

Joy Behar then chimed in again, suggesting Americans should play golf or tennis instead of football.

Fox News noted that Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin’s heartbeat was restored on the field with a national television audience watching in shock.

He was conscious at first but was sedated in the hospital. By Tuesday, he had improved to 50 percent oxygen on a ventilator.

“Right now, they got him on a ventilator, so they’re trying to get him to breathe on his own,” Hamlin’s uncle Dorrian Glenn informed.

“So, we’re just kind of taking it day by day. Still in the ICU. They have him sedated, so just continue to administer the medical treatment that they’ve been doing,” he added.