Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III on Tuesday complained about the “tyranny of political correctness” currently holding Americans “hostage.” His comments, posted on his official Twitter account, come as some people are demanding the Redskins change their team name because of its “racist” meaning.

“In a land of freedom we are held hostage by the tyranny of political correctness,” Griffin tweeted.

In a land of freedom we are held hostage by the tyranny of political correctness
Redskins Star QB RGIII Blasts Tyranny of Political Correctness
@RGIII
Robert Griffin III

The comment may seem innocent, but it was enough to send the left into a frenzy, as noted on Twitchy. Here are some of the responses:

Loyalty to local racist named team fading...fading. @: In a land of freedom we are held hostage by the tyranny of political correctness
Redskins Star QB RGIII Blasts Tyranny of Political Correctness
@BryanWeaverDC
Bryan Weaver
Oh shut up. RT @ In a land of freedom, we are held hostage by the tyranny of political correctness.
Redskins Star QB RGIII Blasts Tyranny of Political Correctness
@Aaron_Nagler
Aaron Nagler
You privileged jackass. RT @: In a land of freedom we are held hostage by the tyranny of political correctness
Redskins Star QB RGIII Blasts Tyranny of Political Correctness
dont do this. RT @ In a land of freedom we are held hostage by the tyranny of political correctness
Redskins Star QB RGIII Blasts Tyranny of Political Correctness
@owillis
Oliver Willis
"waaaaaah, I can't say dumb shit." RT @ In a land of freedom we are held hostage by the tyranny of political correctness
Redskins Star QB RGIII Blasts Tyranny of Political Correctness
@So_Truculent
Bower Power

Several of the criticisms hurled at Griffin seemingly accuse the QB of not knowing the definition of “tyranny.” Because they failed to understand the meaning behind his words, Griffin later felt compelled to explain to outraged Twitter users that “tyranny” has more than one meaning. He also followed up with a fitting quote following the angry response to his tweet: “If we speak..we say it the wrong way If we do not speak we are cowards….”

Tyranny has not just 1 meaning.
Redskins Star QB RGIII Blasts Tyranny of Political Correctness
@RGIII
Robert Griffin III
Tyranny- "a condition imposed by some outside agency or force <living under the tyranny of the clock" or political correctness....
Redskins Star QB RGIII Blasts Tyranny of Political Correctness
@RGIII
Robert Griffin III
Tyranny- "a condition imposed by some outside agency or force <living under the tyranny of the clock" or political correctness....
Redskins Star QB RGIII Blasts Tyranny of Political Correctness
@RGIII
Robert Griffin III

All that being said, Griffin also found a lot of support from other Twitter users. To read more responses, visit our friends over at Twitchy.com.

Featured image via Getty. This story has been updated to reflect that one of the tweets initially included in the list was not meant as a criticism of the quarterback.