Rodgers offended by fan's Muslim comment
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Packers quarterbacks Aaron Rodgers said he was disappointed by a fan who made what he called a ”really inappropriate” comment during a moment of silence before Sunday’s game between Green Bay and the Detroit Lions.
NFL games across the country Sunday included a moment of silence to remember the victims of the terrorist attacks in Paris. At Lambeau Field, a fan could be heard yelling an anti-Muslim comment. Someone then shouted, ”Show some respect!”
After the Packers’ 18-16 loss to the Lions, Rodgers said it was important to hold such moments, adding that ”We’re a connected world – you know, six degrees of separation.”
Rodgers declined to repeat the comment that he found offensive. He said it was ”that kind of prejudicial ideology that I think puts us in the position that we’re in today as a world.”
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