Aaron Rodgers wasn’t great during Sunday’s game. After the game, however, was a different story.
The Green Bay Packers quarterback struggled for much of the team’s eventual 18-16 loss to the lowly Detroit Lions, and the Pack has now lost three games in a row. It’s a relatively unheard-of skid for the team in the Rodgers era.
The reigning MVP should get plenty of credit, however, for what he said after the game about something completely different than football.
The Packers, like every other team across the NFL on Sunday, paid tribute to those who lost their lives Friday in the Paris terrorist attacks. During the moment of silence at Lambeau Field prior to kickoff, a few fans weren’t so silent. One fan, as Deadspin pointed out, could be heard yelling “Muslims suck!”
After the game, Rodgers was asked about the pregame ceremony and its importance, and the quarterback went out of his way to criticize the fan who yelled the hateful remark.
“It?s that kind of prejudicial ideology that puts us in the position that we?re in today as a world,” Rodgers told reporters.
See the whole answer below.