Aaron Rodgers earlier this week called for all Packers fans to join the protests and together with the players to show how much determined they are to fight against oppression, racism and police brutality. However, the fans are not part of the liberal propaganda and they wanted to show Aaron Rodgers how wrong he was when he thought that they are going to join the rogue players.
He also did something really unexpected by giving his free tickets to the police officers. Now, he wants to keep the trust of the fans and his own popularity. Read more below:
It’s been an interesting week for Aaron Rodgers.
The Packers quarterback has become immersed in the controversy over national anthem protests.
Before Green Bay’s overtime win Sunday against the Bengals, the quarterback joined most of his teammates in locking arms during the anthem. Three of them sat in protest.
“This is about equality,” he said. “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. 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.”
He also poked fun at those upset over the anthem protests.
After all of that, Rodgers made a surprising move. Rather than giving away his extra game tickets through a scavenger hunt on Twitter, as he usually does, he announced he would give them to Green Bay police officers.
To those waiting on the #rodgerstickethunt, I gave my tickets this week to police officers from the Green Bay Area. Enjoy the game! #
— Aaron Rodgers (@AaronRodgers12) September 28, 2017
While that likely pleased many Packers fans, his call for them to link arms fell flat.
— Adam Jahns (@adamjahns) September 29, 2017
Most fans opted instead to treat the national anthem with the traditional reverence, putting their right hands over their hearts.
Rodgers asked every fan to link arms in protest. Instead the fans are chanting USA and hands over nearly every heart. #PackersvsBears
— Tom Barton (@TomBartonSports) September 29, 2017
After the game, Rodgers made it clear that he will continue to speak out — and he indicated President Donald Trump is the reason. The president last week said athletes who don’t stand for the anthem should be fired.
“The messaging of this, unfortunately, needs to continue to be redirected, I think,” he told reporters. “It’s never been about the national anthem. It’s never been about the military. We’re all patriotic in the locker room. We love our troops. This is about something bigger than that — an invitation to show unity in the face of some divisiveness from the top in this country. …
“As much as some people want us to just shut up and play football and keep the politics to politics, sports and politics have always intersected. If we can help continue a conversation through demonstration of unity like tonight, I think that’s a good thing.”
What do you think about this? Did anyone really think that the fans are going to join the rebellious “oppressed” millionaires? Not going to happen. However, please spread this story on the social media, this is how fans responded and how will respond on any game, at any time!
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