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Aaron Rodgers speaks out after pre-game anti-Muslim remark

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Posted at 6:33 PM, Nov 16, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-16 19:38:12-05

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers on Sunday chose to spread a message after his game, but one unrelated to the world of football.

Instead, Rodgers chose to send a message of solidarity and acceptance, despite a fan’s unexpected remark during a moment of silence for victims of Friday’s terror attacks in Paris, held before the game.
 
During what was supposed to be a somber period of remembrance, one Packers fan yelled, “Muslims suck!" 
 
With class, Rodgers addressed the offensive remark in a post-game interview. He said, “ I think it's important to do things like that. We're a connected world — six degrees of separation. I must admit that I was very disappointed with the fan who made the comment. I thought it was really inappropriate during the moment of silence.”
 
“It's that kind of prejudicial ideology that, I think, puts us in the position that we're in today as a world,” he continued.