US footballer hits out at fan who yelled ‘Muslims suck!’

Published: November 17, 2015
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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) waves to the crowd after the 2014 NFC Divisional playoff football game against the Dallas Cowboys at Lambeau Field. Jan 11, 2015; Green Bay, WI, USA PHOTO: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) waves to the crowd after the 2014 NFC Divisional playoff football game against the Dallas Cowboys at Lambeau Field. Jan 11, 2015; Green Bay, WI, USA PHOTO: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

In a shocking incident, a football fan in the US who attended the National Football League (NFL) game on Sunday yelled out ‘Muslims suck!’ during a moment of silence for the victims of the deadly Paris attacks.

Ahead of Sunday’s Lions–Packers game at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin, the Packers held a moment of silence for the victims of the terrorist attacks in Paris.

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However, one fan yelled out ‘Muslims suck!’ and it echoed through the stadium. Following this, footballer Aaron Rodgers took severe exception to this and could be seen glaring in the direction of where the comment came from.

After the game, the Green Bay Packers team member spoke out against the fan, “I must admit though I was very disappointed with whoever the fan was that made a comment that I thought was really inappropriate during the moment of silence.”

“It’s that kind of prejudicial ideology that puts us in the position that we’re in today as a world,” he added.

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Here are Rodgers’ comments:

Many took to Twitter commending Rodgers for speaking out against the fan.

This article originally appeared on Business Insider

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Reader Comments (8)

  • Stranger
    Nov 17, 2015 - 7:08PM

    Unfortunate fact . Very few actually try to change themselves. Majority want to the others to change . Veils / multiple marriages/ scores of kids … Ms should start introspecting . Recommend

  • usman778
    Nov 17, 2015 - 8:14PM

    Remember this gesture pakistanis and treat our minorties with respect. defend and protect them. the world is divided not between masses of nations and religions but individuals that are good and bad.Recommend

  • mjk
    Nov 17, 2015 - 8:44PM

    Aaron Rodgers…. RESPECT :)Recommend

  • MA
    Nov 17, 2015 - 9:29PM

    What would be appropriate is IF the people around that person who yelled out report him to the local authorities. Recommend

  • bigsaf
    Nov 17, 2015 - 9:43PM

    A good heart and brave…much appreciated. Recommend

  • Sunil
    Nov 17, 2015 - 10:04PM

    How many are you going to stop from “yelling”.Recommend

  • Nawaz Sharif
    Nov 18, 2015 - 2:19AM

    @Sunil:
    We DO NOT need you on this page, please go back where you deserve to be. Thanks.Recommend

  • salim habib
    Nov 18, 2015 - 8:12AM

    God be with u till the very end of the super bowl,bless u and the family Recommend

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