Denver Broncos player from Manchester reacts to attack outside concert

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Born and raised in Manchester, England, Menelik Watson said he was shocked by Monday night’s terror attack.

The 28-year-old tackle for the Denver Broncos posted a public message on Twitter after the bombing outside an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena.

Watson called the people involved in the attack “absolute scumbags” in an interview with TMZ Sports.

“Scumbags want to impose their will on people, you know, through terror and it doesn’t work. It never works,” Watson said. “And the city of Manchester will only get stronger from this.”

“Whatever they’re trying to get across, there’s ways of doing it. I have no sympathy for them. None whatsoever,” Watson said. “To go out and attack people who are just trying to enjoy themselves is cowardice. Cowardice.”

Watson was drafted in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft and played for the Oakland Raiders before joining the Broncos.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.