Aaron Rodgers appreciated the need for the Green Bay Packers to honor the victims of the terrorist attacks that rocked Paris on Friday night with a moment of silence. What he did not appreciate was the behavior of one fan at Lambeau Field on Sunday during the solemn observance.
“I think it’s important to do things like that. We’re a connected world, you know, six degrees of separation,’’ Rodgers told reporters following the Packers’ 18-16 loss to the Lions . “I must admit I was very disappointed with whoever the fan was who made a comment that I thought 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.’’
Rodgers chose not to repeat the remark.
“That’s all I’m going to say about that,’’ he said.
Rodgers was responding to a fan who yelled a slur against Muslims, according to USA Today. In a field-level video of the pre-game moment posted by Deadspin, someone can be heard yelling “Muslims suck.’’
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell requested all teams hold a moment of silence prior to Sunday’s games, according to NFL.com.
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