Aaron Rodgers found himself in hot water after NFL protests broke. The Packers quarterback followed Kaepernick’s idea of protesting the national anthem. That was not the smartest idea he could ever get, but let’s just say that he is a grownup man.
Rodgers said promised to join most of his teammates and lock arms during the national anthem. Three of his team fellows sat down before Green Bay’s overtime win against the Bengals.
The quarterback said that his entire team will stand and lock arms, and also encouraged Packer’s fans to join the protest in support for equality.
“This is about equality. 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,” Rodgers said.
But, he did more than just stand in the field with his arms locked. The quarterback dropped tradition, and didn’t give away his extra game tickets through the scavenger hunt on Twitter. He decided to give the tickets 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!” Rodgers wrote on Twitter.
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
But, fans failed to support Aaron Rodgers and his team. They all put their hands over their hearts and honored the Star-Spangled Banner. That was a surprise for us all. Many of us thought that Rodgers’ fans will follow through and lock arms. They didn’t. “Rodgers asked every fan to link arms in protest. Instead the fans are chanting USA and hands over nearly every heart,” Tom Barton wrote.
So, we strongly suggest that Aaron Rodgers learns from his fans. He should respect the country that pays his bills. We’ve had enough with these disrespectful players.
What do you think about this? Do you think Aaron Rodgers will change his mind and respect the national anthem next time?