The Washington Commanders pulled off something amazing on Monday night against the Philadelphia Eagles.
A team that hasn’t done great this season had everything going their way against the Eagles.
Because of this, they gave the Eagles their first loss of the season.
However, it’s Ron Rivera‘s post game locker room speech that is getting attention.
So what’s making his speech a trending topic online, and what are fans saying about it?
Fans React To Ron Rivera’s Emotional Speech
After the Washington Commanders won their game, Ron Rivera could only say one thing.
With him losing his mother recently, he simply told his team, “my mother would have been proud.”
Ron Rivera recently lost his mother and got choked up in the locker room after the big win over the Eagles: "My mother would have been proud."
Terry McLaurin, who has become a tremendous leader, took it over from there.
What a moment.
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) November 15, 2022
After saying this, he left in tears, as he was emotional over both the victory and memories of his mother.
One fan points out how Rivera has been through so much during his coaching career.
Man has gone through so much. First cancer, now losing his mother. I’m sure this win meant a lot to him.
— Patrick Rogers (@pat_rogers) November 15, 2022
Another applauds Terry McLaurin for stepping up after Rivera left the room.
Terry Mclaurin is awesome. What a captain.
— National Champion Dust (@InDustWeTrvst) November 15, 2022
However, some fans can only applaud Rivera for his leadership, but never the franchise that is the Washington Commanders.
Ron Rivera building competent team while working for the most dysfunctional org in sport is impressive. Hard not to admire what they're accomplishing.
Ugh…I feel dirty writing positive things about the former Football Team.
— Michael Strawn (@LifeInCharts) November 15, 2022
While some dislike the owner of the Commanders, they still respect their head coach for everything he’s done.
Even fans of the Eagles have nothing but respect for him.
Eagles fan here. Much love and respect coach. 🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿
— Doc Rivers’ In-Game Coaching Decisions (@cpauls23) November 15, 2022
Even with him going through so much hurt, he helped lead his team to victory.
To him, the team is clearly part of his extended family.
With McLaurin ending the speech with everyone saying “family,” it proves how close the team is to Rivera.
While everyone can be mad at the team’s ownership, these same people have nothing but good things to say about their amazing head coach.