and sh*t still continues....St. Louis bar boycotts Rams after players support Ferguson protests
A local St. Louis bars announcement that it would no longer support the Rams following the silent protest of several players on Sunday has gained national attention.
The post was made on Facebook Monday morning and has been liked almost 40,000 times, generating over 6,500 comments.
The bar followed up their first statement by announcing their allegiance to the Kansas City Chiefs, and noted that happy hour will continue whenever there are Chiefs games.
The bars Yelp page has been inundated by reviewers disagreeing with their stance.
Theres sports fanaticism, then theres short-sightedness,and then theres hateful childish behavior that has no business in business, one comment read.
On Monday, the NFL said it would not adhere to a request from the St. Louis Police Officers Association to discipline the players who made the hands up, dont shoot pose used by protesters in Ferguson, Mo. during pre-game introductions on Sunday.
Rams executive vice president and chief operations officer Kevin Demoff also commented on the actions of his players.
We do believe it is possible to both support our players First Amendment rights and support the efforts of local law enforcement as our community begins to heal.
Just to stick it in the eye of these racist asshats.
A hyperreactionary tool, at that.
What a ridiculous over-reaction.
So they might not get a chance to see their home team play ever again. Stupid decision on their part on all grounds.
But seriously to root for your cross state rivals?
after last weekends 52-0 trouncing. zero, zip, zilch, nada
Find out the guy's closest competitor/most hated adversary who owns a bar and being rich athletes go drop a crapload of money at his bar.
Yet when someone expresses themselves in a manner that we done like; we complain. Agree with it or disagree with it, the owners of the bar are expressing themselves.
and posting BS about free speech to defend the banning asshats.
Eveybody has a right to protest whoever they want.
If you dont like it, dont go to this sports bar.
picketing for fair wages is exactly the same thing as a bar telling St. Louis Fans they don't deserve the same price cut as other football fans.
petty was the bar owner--yes, the person had a right to make that decision. but WE have the right to comment on that decision. surely that is not such a difficult concept.
When the Rams express themselves in a manner the bar owners don't like, it's OK for them to complain, but when someone here doesn't like how the bar owners expressed themselves, they should shut up? Wtf?
"Yet when someone expresses themselves in a manner that we done like; we complain..."
Are not complaints also a form of freedom of expression? If so, I find it disingenuous to imply that doing so does not allow for, or denies our striving for freedom to express ourselves.
People and players can express themselves by taking their business elsewhere. I think the guy shot himself in the foot, but that's his problem.
Which will they fear more?
at least that's what HuffPosters say...
ABC/POST: 'PROFOUND' RACIAL DIVIDE ON FERGUSON DECISION - Christopher Weiss: "Americans divide evenly on last weeks grand jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri with vast racial, political and generational gaps defining public attitudes on the volatile issue. Overall, 48 percent in this ABC News/Washington Post poll approve and 45 percent disapprove of the grand jurys decision not to bring criminal charges against police officer Darren Wilson, who is white, in the fatal shooting of black teenager Michael Brown last August. Underlying divisions are profound. Fifty-eight percent of whites approve of the grand jury action, compared with 9 percent of blacks and 32 percent of Hispanics, the nations two main racial and ethnic minorities. Eighty-five percent of blacks and six in 10 Hispanics disapprove. Indeed, 73 percent of blacks 'strongly' disapprove of the decision not to charge Wilson, a remarkable level of strong sentiment on any issue. Forty-five percent of Hispanics also strongly disapprove while among whites, 42 percent strongly approve of the grand jurys decision." [ABC, Full results]
If the poll was done on Huffington Post, they are trolled, big time. I don't know about this poll.
players and shut these idiots down... Screw that establishment.
The ancient symbol of surrender I want to live is now so offensive to police you might actually get shot by putting your hands in the air? Life is getting weird and St. Louis is becoming more and more a world class cesspool of racist bigots.