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"Rough day for Baltimore" - NFL fans react to the demise of Ravens legend Tony Siragusa 

Tony Siragusa (Getty Images: George Gojkovich)
Tony Siragusa (Getty Images: George Gojkovich)

Former NFL player Tony Siragusa tragically passed away today, aged just 55. Siragusa spent the majority of his career with the Indianapolis Colts before moving to the Baltimore Ravens in 1997.

Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti released a statement via usatoday.com which read:

“Renee and I are stunned and heartbroken to learn about the sudden passing of Tony Siragusa. He was a special person and clearly one of the most popular players in Ravens history. Tony’s larger-than-life personality made an enormous impact on our organization and throughout the Baltimore community."
This is a tremendously sad day for the Baltimore Ravens. https://t.co/dbXDb5Ns76
“Our deepest prayers and sympathies go out to Kathy, their three children and the rest of the Siragusa family."

As expected, fans were quick to post about the former defensive tackle, with one fan saying "RIP Goose," which was the tackle's nickname.

"Rough day for Baltimore. Thoughts go out to y’all. RIP Goose."
@MySportsUpdate Rough day for Baltimore. Thoughts go out to y’all. RIP Goose

One fan posted and said that the defensive tackle was a regular on their FOX broadcasts as he was a member of the media at that stage.

@MySportsUpdate Damn. Goose was a staple on fox for my younger years. Was always a good happy go lucky guy on the sidelines that I found entertaining. RIP sir

One user posted and said that we stand with the whole flock today.

@MySportsUpdate So sorry for Ravens fans today. We stand with the whole Flock. 🙏🏻🙏🏻

One user commented and said that it was a terrible day.

@MySportsUpdate What an absolutely terrible day. RIP💜

One Twitter user posted and said it was a rough day for Ravens fans and that "Goose" was great on TV and on the field.

@MySportsUpdate RIP goose. Tough day for the ravens. Used to live in Baltimore. My second favorite team behind @Lions Goose was great on TV and on the field.

One fan posted and said that his passing is saddening.

@MySportsUpdate rip goose man this shit is saddening

Another fan posted and said that it was very sad and that they loved him on the sidelines.

@MySportsUpdate very sad, loved him on the sidelines! R.I.P. #Goose 🙏🏻

A user named Dylan posted and asked, "What is happening in the world?"

@MySportsUpdate What the hell is happening in this world. RIP Tony Siragusa man this is terrible

A fan account named JaydenBlue posted and said two Ravens players had lost their lives today.

@MySportsUpdate Two Ravens within hours, what is going on, Thought and prayers for both Furgerson and Tony today 💔💔💔

A fan named Robert posted and said that he was gone way too soon.

@MySportsUpdate Gone way too soon! RIP Goose

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Tony Siragusa: A fan favorite

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The 55-year-old was known for his loveable character and had a sarcastic and effervescent personality.

He was a member of the famous 2000 Ravens defense that would win the Super Bowl behind its incredible defensive line. He played 12 years in the NFL before moving into the media where he became a staple for FOX as many grew up with him in their living rooms.

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It is truly a sad day for all fans as Ravens linebacker Jaylon Ferguson passed away suddenly today as well. The cause for his death is not yet known.

Sportskeeda sends out love and prayers to both men's families and friends during this difficult time.


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