Danny Kanell has never been one to shy away from giving you his opinion.

And on Tuesday, the former Florida State QB and current ESPN college football analyst took to Twitter to combat what he believes to be a “war on football.”

That Tweet received some heavy criticism from Twitter users, which only reinforced Kanell’s thoughts on the matter:

The source of Kanell’s displeasure appears to be an op-ed piece published by the New York Times on Monday titled “Don’t Let Kids Play Football.”

An excerpt of that piece to give you an idea of what he’s talking about:

As we become more intellectually sophisticated and advanced, with greater and broader access to information and knowledge, we have given up old practices in the name of safety and progress. That is, except when it comes to sports.

Over the past two decades it has become clear that repetitive blows to the head in high-impact contact sports like football, ice hockey, mixed martial arts and boxing place athletes at risk of permanent brain damage. There is even a Hollywood movie, “Concussion,” due out this Christmas Day, that dramatizes the story of my discoveries in this area of research. Why, then, do we continue to intentionally expose our children to this risk?

Kanell has faced heat for his Tweet, but is not backing down from its sentiment.