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
In light of the recent events in Paris, the Green Bay Packers held a moment of silence before Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions. What was supposed to be a sign of respect for the lives lost on Friday turned into a sophomoric attempt for attention.
While most in attendance at Lambeau Field participated in the moment of silence, a few did not.
Packers fans screaming "Go Pack Go!" and "Detroit Sucks!" during the moment of silence to honor those lost in Paris. #stayclassygreenbay— Jack Shell (@JackShellWYCD) November 15, 2015
Nicely done by Aaron Rodgers to speak out against the fan at Lambeau who yelled a slur toward Muslims. https://t.co/kLSzdUyK80— Dave Hogg (@Stareagle) November 15, 2015
After the game, Aaron Rodgers used his postgame interview to express his disapproval over those few fans:
"I think it's important to do things like that. 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."
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