Earlier today, there were reports on social media of fans disrupting a “moment of silence” held before the start of the Packers–Lions game in Green Bay, including a comment that star quarterback Aaron Rogers denounced after the game as “prejudicial.”
We’re not sure exactly what Rodgers was referring to, but we did see a few people say they heard “Muslims suck”:
— Avery Feyrer (@CoffeeBlack_910) November 15, 2015
A packers fan yelled "muslims suck" during the moment of silence? Smh
— Mike C (@garnetgoldmike) November 15, 2015
Fan yelled racial slur at Muslims , great job by AR12 To use his platform to make an intelligent statement https://t.co/1zVKFcrGG7
— Arpan Bajaj (@RPun) 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
Others reported hearing the crowd attempt to get a “Go Pack Go” chant started as well:
Shouting go pack go during the moment of silence for Paris is in awful taste. But it's Green Bay..
— Ryan (@rhodydoz) November 15, 2015
— Deb Mc (@debi1005) November 15, 2015
Apparently "a moment of silence" in Green Bay means drunken incoherent screams from the fans.
— ᖴᗩᑎᗩTIᑕ1⃣2⃣© (@DevolutionMan) November 15, 2015
Packer's fans can be quiet when Green Bay has the ball, not when asked to give a moment of silence for the victims in Paris. #disrespectful
— Jennee (@Just_Jenn_ee) November 15, 2015
After the game, Rodgers called the comment — whatever it was — “really inappropriate” and “it’s that kind of prejudicial ideology that I think puts us in the position we’re in today as a world.”
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
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