mchlyang
3 years ago1,000+ Views

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.

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.
39 comments
Suggested
Recent
@straighshooter, I don't think you understand the point that I was trying to make with that comment. I did not say that our law system shouldn't need proof. Obviously that is how it works. (It's something I am pretty familiar with considering I was in school for pre-law and married to a cop that was murdered. I'm sure I'm familiar with it.) That was Not the point, though. I wasn't aware that we were discussing our judicial system. I WAS, however, trying to get Both of you to think about how we treat EACH OTHER as humans. I was stating that this is the world we live in and then asking if because of this world, should we have to prove every single word that comes out of our mouths or we are all automatically liars? When did switch from "innocent until proven guilty" over to "guilty until proven innocent"? This is the logic that YOU laid out earlier. Please keep that in mind. To confirm, I am talking about how we TREAT one another in day to day life, NOT about our judicial processes. Let's flip this back around to yourself. If you were raped, or your daughter, but you/she had no proof, would you simply not believe her? Would you say to her, "too bad...until you can prove it, it didn't happen!" Let's say she can't provide proof for a while, or even at all. What then? No sympathy? No belief? Nothing whatsoever? For the record, I HAVE been in this situation. I WAS raped. I was a junior writer and he was one of the editors of the gaming/tech site that I wrote for at the time. He had quite a fan following, too. So guess who was believed... it wasn't me. I did have to prove it. However, it took time to subpoena the video from the place where it happened. During that time of waiting, a third party, someone who knew him personally, took to her blog. She posted all about the fact that her "favorite gaming guru" was being persecuted because "some whore (me) was screaming rape" about what HAD to be "consensual sex". (See, because she found him to be attractive, and she saw no proof, I just HAD to be a liar.) For almost a year, I had men and women telling me almost daily that I was a liar, simply because they thought he was a "cool guy". I was called all sorts of names and treated like *I* was the one who did something wrong. Sorry to break it to you, but that is Not okay. (And, Yeah, I've watched it from the other side, too.) Whether the offense is rape, child abuse, or bullying, whatever, we should try being a bit more compassionate and understanding. I would rather err on the side of Love than not. I would rather Love my neighbor as myself and treat others as I wish to be treated. Let's say "my neighbor" lies to me. I would rather be sympathetic to that lie than yell "prove it" and then be the witch standing there, watching him suffer alone in his truth, wishing I had been there for him to begin with. And you know what, If he winds up being a liar, then so be it. HE has to answer to his maker for his actions, not me. I answer for mine alone. THAT is the point I was trying to make.
*sigh* Wow. Hi Michael! @mchlyang *waving* How are you today, sir? Need popcorn? I'm going to point out something very simple. We are taught to treat others as we wish to be treated. This country has really lost hold of that these days. We only want what's okay for our personal selves or beliefs. We expect people to believe US but we won't give THEM any credit whatsoever. What happened to compassion and love in this world? Don't tell me "oh well they started it" or "I don't have to because it's a different world today". What happened to being the person you'd want others to be? So he says he heard something. Whether there is proof or not shouldn't matter. Maybe he heard it muttered from a teammate or coach or freaking water boy. WHO. CARES. That is not the point whatsoever. The point is that a moment of respect was asked for and he felt that someone stepped on that. I guarantee if someone stepped into your churches (any church, any religion) and started jeering - during prayer, learning, silent reflection, whatever - you'd darn sure want your offenses to be respected. Instead, we yell "prove it!!" Smh. What's wrong with that picture? Does it end there? No, because this is our world today isn't it? A woman is raped and we make HER prove it. A child is abused? Prove it. I was offended by someone. Guess I'd better prove it?? No matter which side of the fence you are on regarding religion, there is only one judge and jury when you step from this world. Depending on your belief system, you may call that judge by a different name, but in the end, how about you tend to your own soul? Instead of screaming and yelling and acting a fool, embarrassing your father of choice, and making yourselves look the OPPOSITE of what you claim your faith teaches, how about you tap into that compassion and learn to love again. Because, maybe I can't read, (spoiler: I Can) but I have read both of your sacred texts, ladies, and the way you are choosing to act is Not what is taught in them. I'm sorry if that offends you, but I warned people when I became a news mod to play nice. Have a great day!! ^.^
And our Vingle president, @InPlainSight! I am glad I chose you as the Vingle president. And I agree with you. I am glad he came out and addressed it. And even if we don't have proof, these kinds of actions could become preventive measures for the future just in case other fans decide to take inappropriate actions during moments like the moment of silence.
@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.
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...)
View more comments
8
39
3