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Thread: Idiocy from the NFL - the Redskins/Ferguson

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    Idiocy from the NFL - the Redskins/Ferguson

    This is getting ridiculous....


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    Redskins secondary puts hands up in pregame introductions, referencing protests in Ferguson, Mo.

    The starting lineup bounded onto the field for Monday’s preseason game against the Browns, each starter individually announced. The secondary was last, and it came out as one unit, starters and backups alike. They walked with arms folded up, palms open.

    The sign of surrender, a gesture not to shoot, has become synonymous with protests in Ferguson, Mo., in the wake of the fatal shooting of black teenager Michael Brown by a police officer. Though the secondary’s stance wasn’t televised on ESPN’s Monday Night Football broadcast, several fans at FedEx Field took notice and tweeted about it.

    “Anytime you get an opportunity to do something like that, it’s something that needs to be discussed, something that you truly need to believe,” veteran safety Ryan Clark said. “That could have been any one of us. That could have been any one of our brothers, our cousins, just anyone.

    “We have voices, even though sometimes we don’t like to see it that way, we do have voices. We got the opportunity to do something.”

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    Re: Idiocy from the NFL - the Redskins/Ferguson

    They felt they had something to say and did so in a respectful manner. Good for them.

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    Re: Idiocy from the NFL - the Redskins/Ferguson

    Maybe they could do something for the store owners that Brown robbed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nifster
    Maybe they could do something for the store owners that Brown robbed?
    What should they do?

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    They should shut up and stop perpetuating a lie. Brown did not have his hands up. Did you see the video with the witnesses talking to each other? Did you see the autopsy diagram? There were lots of bullet holes in his arms. So if a guy is holding his hands up, you shoot up at his arms with most of your shots? Bull crap. His arms were close to his body when shot. It doesn't take a brainiac to figure that out. This "gentle giant" robbed a store by using his brute size and force against a tiny store owner if that doesn't help you visualize what kind of person we're talking about.

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    Re: Idiocy from the NFL - the Redskins/Ferguson

    The store robbery has nothing to do with these players and their right to protest. They probably don't believe the police version of the shooting and are probably not concerned with a robbery they do not see as connected.

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    Re: Idiocy from the NFL - the Redskins/Ferguson

    Protest all you want on your own time, but if the team/league decided to fine them for this stunt while on the clock, they would be perfectly within their rights to do so.

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    Re: Idiocy from the NFL - the Redskins/Ferguson

    Yeah, the NFL could fine them.

    But since minorities and liberals make up a mighty big segment of their customer base I'm thinking they do jack squat.

    You know - power of the market.

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