Before Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions, the Green Bay Packers asked their fans to observe a moment of silence to honor the victims of Friday’s deadly shooting in Paris.
While many did, one fan took advantage of the quiet moment to yell out something obnoxious.
“Muslims suck,” is what many heard, according to a report in The Washington Post. Including Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
“I must admit I was very disappointed with whoever the fan was who made a comment,” Rodgers said.
“I thought it was really inappropriate during the moment of silence. It’s that kind of prejudicial ideology that I think puts us in the position that we’re in today as a world.”
Rodgers is right to call out the fan’s bigotry, and it’s a lesson much of the world could stand to hear right now.
Following the attacks, talk of tightening — or even closing — state and national borders in Western countries to refugees from the Middle East has increased, even though many of those refugees are fleeing the exact same people who committed the horrible act of violence in Paris last weekend.