Packers QB Aaron Rodgers Suffers HUGE Backlash After Asking Fans to Join Team in Protest
Thursday night in Green Bay, the Packers and Bears players ALL stood for the anthem.
They linked arms for social justice. The NFL players are trying to spin what they are doing as ‘unity’ when we all know they are still protesting.
Packers Quarterback, Aaron Rodgers suffered a huge backlash after he called on Green Bay fans to join the team in protest by linking arms during the National Anthem.
Packers fans are die-hard! They will sit through fierce blizzards dressed like Eskimos to see the Packers play. There is a huge line to purchase Packers season tickets; people have been waiting for decades and still won’t see the tickets in this lifetime. Green Bay season ticket holders actually pass tickets down through wills to keep it in the family. The backlash they are receiving is genuine anger from hardcore, invested fans.
GreenBay Press-Gazette reported on some of the backlash:
“I am so ashamed of and appalled by the ignorance of any NFL player who would dare disgrace our Stars and Stripes or the memory of hundreds of thousands of fallen U.S. heroes who paid with their lives so that we may live free,” said Steven Tiefenthaler, a native of Brookfield who now lives in San Antonio. Tiefenthaler is a Packers shareholder and 20-year U.S. Air Force veteran.
Tiefenthaler said he was humbled by once flying the remains of American servicemen to the states, an experience that stays with him.
“My allegiance to our American flag and to our national anthem will always stand far above any loyalty to the NFL or to the Green Bay Packers organization,” he said.
Laura Hapke, a La Crosse native now living in Orange, Calif., said the Packers were the last team she expected to do what they did Sunday.
Hapke meets with other Packers fans each week to watch the game. Her mother is a shareholder and she’s on the season-ticket waiting list. In other words, she’s a diehard fan.
“If they come out and say they are more into politics than patriotism, I’ll have to rethink it,” she said. “It will break my heart, but I’ll have to rethink it.”
Social media backlash as well from angry ex-NFL fans
— #DitchMitch DumpRyan (@Hockey_Pro_Guru) September 29, 2017
GB Aaron Rogers … Americans are already showing “UNITY” – in tuning OUT the NFL. You can put that in your pipe and smoke it.
We don’t need your sanctimonious, self-righteous lectures or your phony, overpaid, ignorant kumbaya moment…
Aaron Rogers trying to get fans to join the Packers and disrespect the flag and anthem next week. What a loser.
— Mike Wilson (@mbwilson49) September 27, 2017
@packers If Aaron Rogers and the Green bay packers take a knee, I will no longer support or be a fan of Aaron Rogers and the team
— Richard Handley (@richardhandley6) September 24, 2017
Aaron Rogers of the Packers wants fans to lock arms in solidarity with the players tonight. Yeah. Support those racist UnAmerican thugs!
— R. Wolfe (@WhoWolfe) September 28, 2017
Too busy keeping his hand over his wallet..tremendously disappointed with Aaron Rogers. No hero to me anymore..done with Packers.
— Kate WarRoom Trumper (@KathleenHeasley) September 29, 2017
I urge aaron Rogers to GO TO HELL.
— Billy (@billy_brick1953) September 28, 2017
A MARINE’S MESSAGE TO AARON ROGERS: I wore your jersey to a super bowl party a few years ago — tomorrow I will BURN your jersey.
— George Hatt (@gohatt) September 30, 2017