NASCAR Twittersphere Hits Back At Donovan McNabb

On Friday's FOX Sports Live, Donovan McNabb said race car drivers, particularly Jimmie Johnson, are not athletes. The NASCAR Twittersphere fired back with passion and fury.

If there is one group of people you don't want to upset, it's NASCAR fans and drivers. 

It's pretty safe to say former NFL quarterback and FOX Sports Live analyst Donovan McNabb understands that now. 

Following Friday night's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season finale, McNabb and the FOX Sports Live crew were discussing where Jimmie Johnson's dominance ranks in sports today. 

While McNabb said Johnson was the third-most dominant in sports, he made it very clear he did not think the five-time champ was an athlete. 

Immediately, the NASCAR Twittersphere exploded as they came to the defense of race car drivers everywhere. 

Eventually, the hashtag #PeopleWhoAreMoreOfAnAthleteThanDonovanMcNabb emerged and fans and drivers. 

Jimmie Johnson took the higher road, responding to the criticism Saturday morning. 

After hordes of drivers, fans and industry insiders bashed McNabb throughout the day, the former quarterback fired back.

Just to help Donovan out, here is Merriam-Webster's definition of an athlete: "a person who is trained or skilled in exercises, sports, or games requiring physical strength, agility, or stamina."

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