Green Bay Packer Fans At Lambeau Field Should Apologize To Muslims, Nation
The entire world has been lowering their head in a moment of silence or a prayer for the past couple of days following the Friday terrorist attacks in Paris. In this country throughout the NFL teams everywhere paid tribute before games started with a respectful time out.
But in Green Bay prior to the start of the Packers and Lions game the moment of silence became a moment of incredible shame.
Across social media such as Facebook the first postings indicated something unsettling had occurred once the announcer at Lambeau asked for the moment of silence. One of my friends wrote “How embarrassing for WI…national TV audience…the Lambeau announcer ask for a moment of silence for Paris…then there proceeds to be five seconds of idiots yelling from the stands…”.
Within minutes others around the nation were noting on social media that there were Green Bay Packer fans saying things like, “Death to Muslims” and “Muslims suck.”
There is no way not to feel embarrassed and pained by the actions of those knuckle-dragging cretins who shouted pure bigotry. It not only reflects poorly on the fan base of the Packers but more importantly stains all of Wisconsin.
After the third loss in a row Packer’s quarterback Aaron Rogers took to his presser with some strong words.
“I think it’s important to do things like that, we’re a connected world, you know — six degrees of separation,” Rodgers said. “I must admit, though, 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.”
The narrow-minded fans in the stadium did not deserve a Packer win today after such an outlandish display. To add insult to injury the comments were aired on national television. That is definitely not the way I want my state portrayed to others!
Green Bay Packer fans should now make a concerted effort to follow in the fashion of Rogers and repudiate the stupidity and shallowness of those who chanted hate speech about followers of one of the main religions in the world. Packer fans should step up and show the nation they too are repulsed by the actions of those who shouted today. They should also state they understand that jihadists are not representative of Islam, or that those who have bastardized the Koran are in any way the vast majority of believers.
This incident in Green Bay underscores why it is necessary to use caution when labeling or describing the terrorists. To call those like the ones who created hell in Paris as Islamist terrorists is a wrong path to take as there are too many among the lowest common denominators in this nation who clearly can not differentiate between the faithful and the jihadists.
That was made perfectly clear today in Green Bay.