NEWSThe Green Bay Packers Plan To Ask Fans To Join Them In Locking Arms As An Act Of Unity
The Green Bay Packers are going to play with Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field Thursday, and the whole team is planning to lock arms before the game starts to make a statement. The team also plans to ask fans to join with them as an act of unity.
The team wants fans and players to link together, dressed in gold and green or orange and blue. They want all people to unite as one to make a statement.
As reported, Lance Kendricks, Martellus Bennett and Aaron Rodgers and the rest of the Packers are issuing this request. They want to show the world there is still unity in times like these when there is deep division.
“This is about equality,” Rodgers stated on Tuesday. “This is about unity and love and growing together as a society and starting a conversation around something that may be a little bit uncomfortable for people.”
“We’ve got to come together and talk about these things and grow as a community, as a connected group of individuals in our society. We’re going to continue to show love and unity, and this week we’re going to ask the fans to join in as well and come together and show people that we can be connected and we can grow together.”
On Sunday before the game Rodgers and a host of other Packers linked arms as the anthem was playing. Many other players were standing on the sideline but didn’t join the chain.
Rodgers said he heard “some positive conversation” regarding the protests, and that “there’s been a great sense of unity and love and support in this locker room, guys coming together” in times when the president criticized the players.
Rodgers had this idea after “a fantastic team meeting” where the players talked about this matter. He said they never planned to disrespect the veteran and soldiers with their protest, even though the conservatives do believe that.
“It’s never been about the military or our men and women in uniform. Like I said after the game, we love and support them. Each of us, I’m sure, have done charity events for them. I’ve been to Fort Wainwright in Alaska and done PT (physical training) with those guys at 5 in the morning. We love them. We’re thankful for the opportunity they give us.”
Head Coach Mike McCarthy believes the matter needs to heard from both sides.
“I think everybody can do a better job of listening and make sure the messages that are trying to be delivered are heard and vice versa. I think that’s the biggest thing in life.”
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