Green Bay Packers fans do not remember Marcellus Bennett very fondly. He does not remember Packers fan fondly either. Last offseason, he made a comment about how racist fans were in Green Bay. No matter how one feels about Bennett, he does have a point. Unfortunately, his comments were not the first about how minority players experienced racism from so-called fans. In his weekly column in which he answers some fans’ question, Mark Murphy answered a question from one such fan.
The “Fan” Asked Mark Murphy Why He Didn’t Draft any White Players
In the Tweet below, you will find the transcript from Mark Murphy’s column. The question from the fan is in normal print. Murphy’s response is in bold.
I enjoy reading Mark Murphy’s Take 5 questions, but found this comment from a fan rather disturbing. What the hell is wrong with people? pic.twitter.com/GI0tDqby2Y
— Brett the Packer Fan (@Brettnotatwork) May 8, 2022
Let’s Get One Thing Straight, Packers Fans
I am not one to believe that the majority of Packers fans are racist. In fact, I like to think that the vast majority of them are open-minded and accepting of everyone. However, there are FAR too many instances of players being able to claim (accurately) that Packers fans directed racist comments towards them.
Not too long ago, Marquez Valdes-Scantling had racist comments and DEATH THREATS directed at him for mistakes he made on the field. Not only is this unacceptable, it is a disgrace to the legacy that belongs to the Green Bay Packers. As Mark Murphy pointed out, Vince Lombardi created a culture of inclusivity. He was among the first NFL head coaches to encourage desegregation.
Remember that, and remember that we are all human beings. Race does not matter.
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