There's nothing funny about the stages of grief

January 27, 2012

It is a disappointment that the Ravens didn't win last weekend but it's hardly a tragedy. That's why it was tasteless and appalling that The Sun would print an editorial listing Elisabeth Kubler-Ross' five stages of grief in reference to a lost football match ("Stages of grief," Jan. 24).

Try asking someone who has lost a loved one to illness, accident or a homicide about grief. Try talking to the families of the deceased in your own news articles and obituaries and see if they can find the humor in comparing their loss to a football game.

What you did was tacky and insensitive. You owe a lot of people an apology.

Laurin Motsay, Baltimore

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