Packers’ QB Speaks Out Against Anti-Muslim Outbursts at NFL Game
“It's that kind of prejudicial ideology that, I think, puts us in the position that we're in today.”
Last Sunday, the NFL asked its teams to hold a pre-game moment of silence for the victims of the terrorist attacks in France. In Green Bay, Wisconsin where the Packers hosted the Detroit Lions, during a moment of silence, several fans complained of people yelling, “Death to Muslims” and “Muslims suck.” Packers’ QB Aaron Rodgers was upset by the outburst and although he didn’t clarify what he heard in the stands, he took a moment at his post-game press conference to speak out.
“I think it’s important to do things like [the moment of silence]. We’re connected--a connected world [with] six degrees of separation. I must admit that I was very disappointed with the fan who made the comment. I thought it was really inappropriate during the moment of silence. It’s that kind of prejudicial ideology that, I think, puts us in the position that we’re in today as a world.”
(H/T SB Nation)