Every NFL game observed a moment of silence on Sunday for the victims of the terrorist attacks in Paris. At least one idiot used that opportunity to loudly bash Muslims while everyone listened, which, well, completely defeats the point of a moment of silence. And one promiment quarterback didn’t take so kindly to that message.
Here’s Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers addressing what he heard while the crowd at Lambeau Field sat in silent reflection.
Rodgers with commenting at the end about the moment of silence, fan in stands who said something prejudicial. pic.twitter.com/mZJkKJf0Ii
— Matt Johnson (@MattJ_onNFL) November 15, 2015
Though Rodgers didn't reveal the comments he was responding to, people inside the stadium heard some rube yell "Muslims suck." Sigh.
Professional athletes rarely have the guts to comment on real world issues. Good on Rodgers for shutting down a moment of disrespect during a time of silent tribute to the victims of Paris.
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