The Green Bay Packers have apparently not gotten the memo from fans about how they felt about unpatriotic NFL protests this weekend, because they are taking it a big step further.
After a Packers shareholder castigated the team for its display on Sunday, and another fan made a video of himself burning his team gear, the Packers released a statement calling on fans to join in on the protest.
A Packers fan becomes an ex-Packers fan today. It was his decision. I never thought I would see the day a Packers fan burns their gear. ? pic.twitter.com/xEV1Qn9IMP
— Zak Zale? (@ZakZale) September 26, 2017
“This Thursday during the national anthem at Lambeau Field, Packers players, coaches and staff will join together with arms intertwined—connected like the threads on your favorite jersey. When we take this action, what you will see will be so much more than just a bunch of football players locking arms,” the statement read.
“The image you will see on September 28th will be one of unity. It will represent a coming together of players who want the same things that all of us do—freedom, equality, tolerance, understanding, and justice for those who have been unjustly treated, discriminated against or otherwise treated unfairly,” the team continued. “You will see the sons of police officers, kids who grew up in military families, people who have themselves experienced injustice and discrimination firsthand, and an array of others all linking together in a display of unity.”
“Those of us joining arms on Thursday will be different in so many ways, but one thing that binds us together is that we are all individuals who want to help make our society, our country and our world a better place,” it read.
And then it requested that the fans join the whiny millionaire athletes, and kowtowing billionaire owners, in their display of contempt for America.
“Join us this Thursday by locking arms with whoever you’re with, stranger or loved one, wherever you are—intertwined and included—in this moment of unification,” it said.
The fact that they believe what they are ding is unifying anyone shows how out of touch these people are.
The team’s star quarterback, Aaron Rodgers, said on Tuesday that the team would ask fans to interlock arms for Thursday’s game.
“This is about equality. This is about unity and love and growing together as a society, and starting a conversation around something that may be a little bit uncomfortable for people,” he told reporters. “But we’ve got to come together and talk about these things and grow as a community, as a connected group of individuals in our society, and we’re going to continue to show love and unity.
“And this week we’re going to ask the fans to join in as well and come together and show people that we can be connected and we can grow together.”
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