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Aaron Rodgers denounces anti-Islamic fan

The Green Bay Packers faced the Detroit Lions on Sunday Lambeau Field.


The Green Bay Packers star quarterback was not happy by what he heard during the pregame moment of silence dedicated to honoring the victims of the terrorist attack in Paris.

Led by Commissioner Roger Goodell, the National Football League paid respects to the victims of the terrorist attacks.

The league has not held a league-wide moment of silence since 2012 when the Sand Hook Elementary shooting happened.

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Watch the video above. 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."

When asked what the fan had said during the moment of silence, Rodgers declined to answer.




Whatever the fan might have said, I personally think it was totally unnecessary and inappropriate to interrupt a moment of silence. Thank you Aaron Rodgers for bringing this up publicly.
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Phew! Sorry to jump in here so late. Aaron Rogers is one of my favs, and I think this issue goes very deep, especially as of recent. this was just an example of a football payer setting an example, I don't think the guy got in trouble for his comments, right? anyway, I'm glad that there was a discussion on this. It's going to be a heating conversation over the next several month (and years maybe...)
@nicolejb And after watching the Fox coverage of the game, I did hear someone in the crowd say "Muslims suck!" really loudly. It was pretty disturbing to hear someone say that especially during the moment of silence! And I am glad Aaron Rogers did mention it publicly.