GREEN BAY — Following the Green Bay Packers 18-16 loss to the Detroit Lions at Lambeau Field on Sunday, November 15th, Packers QB Aaron Rodgers was asked to comment on the terror attacks that killed at least 129 and left more than 300 others hurt in Paris on Friday, November 13th. Rodgers said he was “disappointed” by what was apparently said by a fan at Lambeau Sunday.
Sunday’s game at Lambeau Field began with a “moment of reflection” for the victims of the Paris attacks and their families — and a “Salute to Service” for our military members.
In wake of the tragic events that took place in Paris over the weekend, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell requested teams hold a moment of silence prior to Sunday’s games, according to NFL.com.
After the game, Rodgers was asked to comment on that “moment of reflection” and the attacks in Paris in general.
Rodgers said this:
“It’s important to do things like that. We are a connected world. You know, six degrees of separation.
I must admit though, I am very disappointed with whoever the fan was who made the comment I thought was very inappropriate.
It is that kind of prejudicial ideology that I think puts us in the position that we’re in today in this world.
That’s all I’m going to say about that.”
ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attacks Friday in Paris.
There was increased security at Lambeau Field Sunday — and at every NFL stadium across the country in response to the Paris attacks.