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Aaron Rodgers gives away game tickets to Green Bay police, but his actions during anthem still anger fans

Posted by on Sep. 29, 2017 at 9:38 AM
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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers showed unity with his teammates, and with the police on Thursday.

Before he stood on the sidelines, arms interlocked with his teammates, for the National Anthem, the Packers star announced that he gave tickets for the game to Green Bay police.

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“To those waiting on the #rodgerstickethunt, I gave my tickets this week to police officers from the Green Bay Area. Enjoy the game!” he wrote on Twitter.

To those waiting on the , I gave my tickets this week to police officers from the Green Bay Area. Enjoy the game! #


The quarterback typically hides tickets around the city for fans to find, known as the #RodgersTicketHunt, according to Fox 6 Now.

Rodgers made the announcement after he, earlier in the week, announced that he would be linking armswith his teammates and invited fans to do the same.

Before Thursday’s game he did exactly that, and many fans, and his opponent, the Chicago Bears, did the same.

“This is about equality,” Rodgers told ESPN. “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.”


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Billiejeens
by The Librarian on Sep. 29, 2017 at 9:38 AM

Many fans remained unhappy with him for that gesture.

Nice, but...you don’t believe that police are inherently racist? Isn’t that what Kaepernick based his sitting statement on?


Hand over your heart Rodgers. Are you trying to lose all of your fans?



But you are repeating and accepting a false narrative started by Kaepernick. I will not watch the NFL I was a life long packer fan


Yet you support the protests that Kaepernick started last year about police? 


And made sure everyone knows it by saying it on twitter 🤔Nice publicity stunt. But the only way to respect the anthem tonight is ✋🏻 Over ❤️


SuG4
by Firestarter on Sep. 29, 2017 at 9:41 AM
LOL!! Oh FFS!
PamR
by Ruby Member on Sep. 29, 2017 at 10:07 AM
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These fans may need to educate themselves on what it means to be a patriot.  Because apparently they think all it involves is standing during a song with your hand over your heart.  Not allowed to show any gesture that shows solidarity with fellow players who are exercising their rights as Americans to peacefully protest.

Rogers, like many NFL players, does a lot of charitable work in his community.  In his case, for underpriviledged children and childhood cancer. 

Billiejeens
by The Librarian on Sep. 29, 2017 at 10:11 AM


Quoting PamR:

These fans may need to educate themselves on what it means to be a patriot.  Because apparently they think all it involves is standing during a song with your hand over your heart.  Not allowed to show any gesture that shows solidarity with fellow players who are exercising their rights as Americans to peacefully protest.

Rogers, like many NFL players, does a lot of charitable work in his community.  In his case, for underpriviledged children and childhood cancer. 

And no one will remember that because he has chosen to lock arms with cop haters -


PamR
by Ruby Member on Sep. 29, 2017 at 10:19 AM
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Quoting Billiejeens:


Quoting PamR:

These fans may need to educate themselves on what it means to be a patriot.  Because apparently they think all it involves is standing during a song with your hand over your heart.  Not allowed to show any gesture that shows solidarity with fellow players who are exercising their rights as Americans to peacefully protest.

Rogers, like many NFL players, does a lot of charitable work in his community.  In his case, for underpriviledged children and childhood cancer. 

And no one will remember that because he has chosen to lock arms with cop haters -


I really doubt eveyrone is as rabid as you and a few tweeting Packers fans about this.  Most people understand the right to protest and either don't care either way or support it.  As for forgetting his charitable work, and that of all the NFL, that won't be forgotten. 

If your idea of patriotism is that someone stands during a song and faces a flag, then you are about as shallow as they come.  And you don't appreciate the rights you have as an American. 

atlmom2
by Gold Member on Sep. 29, 2017 at 12:45 PM

Many fans were shouting USA before the anthem and even though he asked fans to lock arms, most didn't and put their hands over their heart.  

Lady_Facetious
by Gold Member on Sep. 29, 2017 at 12:49 PM
Clearly you underestimate Packers fans. And are ignoring the multitude of positive comments from them. And you haven't seen the comments even from Bears fans after that hit.

Quoting Billiejeens:

Quoting PamR:

These fans may need to educate themselves on what it means to be a patriot.  Because apparently they think all it involves is standing during a song with your hand over your heart.  Not allowed to show any gesture that shows solidarity with fellow players who are exercising their rights as Americans to peacefully protest.

Rogers, like many NFL players, does a lot of charitable work in his community.  In his case, for underpriviledged children and childhood cancer. 

And no one will remember that because he has chosen to lock arms with cop haters -

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