Color me surprised. The Green Bay Packers have released a statement in reaction to this Donald Trump crap. Considering how image conscious the Packers are and that this will likely anger some people, I consider this a bold move.
It comes from team president and CEO Mark Murphy, who I will tentatively set aside my personal distaste for. Here’s the statement and I both respect and applaud it.
“It’s unfortunate that the President decided to use his immense platform to make divisive and offensive statements about our players and the NFL. We strongly believe that players are leaders in our communities and positive influences. They have achieved their positions through tremendous work and dedication and should be celebrated for their success and positive impact. We believe it is important to support any of our players who choose to peacefully express themselves with the hope of change for good. As Americans, we are fortunate to be able to speak openly and freely.”
Who knew Mark Murphy had a pair?