Aaron Rodgers Slams Fan Who Yelled Anti-Muslim Remarks During Moment of Silence

Source: AP
Source: AP

Aaron Rodgers, the quarterback for Wisconsin's Green Bay Packers, put his press time to to good use during a post-game interview by shutting down a football fan who made a racist comment during NFL's moment of silence Sunday, organized to show solidarity for France and the lives lost in Friday's deadly terror attack


A video captured the moment of silence at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin. As the moment of silence begins, one fan can be heard yelling what sounds like "Muslims suck." Another attendee responds, shouting, "Have some respect." Here's the footage:

Source: Streamable

Speaking to the media after the game, the 31-year-old quarterback from Chico, California, took the fan who said the anti-Muslim remark to task. "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," Rodgers told press on Sunday. "It's that kind of prejudicial ideology that puts us in the position that we're in today as a world."

Source: YouTube

Though the Packers lost to the Detroit Lions on Sunday, Rodgers emerged a winner among Twitter users:

Correction: Nov. 16, 2015 
An earlier version of this article stated Aaron Rodgers is from Titletown, Wisconsin. Titletown is a nickname for Green Bay, Wisconsin. Rodgers is from Chico, California.

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