By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A tragedy in Wisconsin has hometown ties for a pair of Steelers.
Steelers players and brothers Derek Watt and T.J. Watt are Waukesha natives and the family has taken to social media to share their condolences with all involved in the incident.
On Twitter early Monday morning, Derek Watt said “Thinking of all those affected by the senseless tragedy tonight back home in Waukesha, WI.”
Thinking of all those affected by the senseless tragedy tonight back home in Waukesha, WI. This news truly is heartbreaking to see.
— Derek Watt (@DerekWatt34) November 22, 2021
Derek also added that “This news truly is heartbreaking to see.”
T.J. Watt posted on his Instagram story saying, he is “Absolutely devastated” and that he is “Thinking of all the families” that are affected by the tragedy.
Derek and T.J.’s older brother, J.J., who plays for the Arizona Cardinals, spoke out as well, “thanking everyone who rushed to action and helped the wounded.”
Just now seeing what happened at the holiday parade back home in Waukesha tonight.
Truly hoping everyone is going to be ok and those not involved are now safe.
Thankful to everyone who rushed to action and helped the wounded.
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) November 22, 2021