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 Post subject: Re: Pathetic fans cross the line
PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:58 pm 
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I believe Bradshaw was also hung in effigy, in the early 70s, at Three Rivers. There is a picture of it on one of the NFL Films presentations (I looked, I couldn't find it on the Interwebs).

What makes it touchy is the history of lynchings in this country and the fact that Burflict is black. But it's possible or even likely that the intent of the hangers was not racial in nature, just an unfortunate side effect of their hatred.

People should probably think through their actions a bit more thoroughly before doing something like that. There probably was a more racially sensitive way of communicating the same hatred.

But sometimes the thought process is interrupted with beer.

Mmmhhhh, beer....

that I remember


Yes, and NFL Films has the footage. Fuckin' racist Western PA Steeler fans hanging Bradshaw in effigy! :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Pathetic fans cross the line
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Damn it's just fandom - not racially motivated at all! It's not like this was the first time it has ever been done. It was just done with Brady last week, so their is plenty of evidence to suggest that Burfict was not racially chosen, but this is one person's way of celebrating his fandom and hatred for other teams players. If you wanna read more into it, help yourself. I personally think that people need to look in the mirror and ask where their man balls went to. Constantly living in the past (like immediately thinking of the perceived threat to hang a black man like the slave days or KKK), doesn't prepare you for the future. Ya truly want to look to the future, build it from your heart, not your brain and the knowledge of the past.


This might be the worst logic I've ever seen used to justify an opinion on this site.


No, the worst logic is to take an incident, any incident, pick it apart to find some semblance of racial bias, then go on about how it is so insensitive to others. 5 years ago, this wouldn't get the attention it gets today.


I think you have to go back 20 years but yeah.

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 Post subject: Re: Pathetic fans cross the line
PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:00 pm 
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You quite literally argued that because someone somewhere did this to Brady before that the Burfict incident couldn't possible be racially motivated.

That doesn't make any sense no matter what kind of fucked up worldview you wish to apply to it.



Prove it was racially motivated! You and I can argue this all night, but neither of us know for a fact. All I'm saying is that if this has been happening there, there is a pattern of behavior that doesn't necessarily lend itself to being racist - just fandom.


Nah, guys like 43 love claiming racism. He's media. It's what they do to sell papers or get ratings.

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 Post subject: Re: Pathetic fans cross the line
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You quite literally argued that because someone somewhere did this to Brady before that the Burfict incident couldn't possible be racially motivated.

That doesn't make any sense no matter what kind of fucked up worldview you wish to apply to it.



Prove it was racially motivated! You and I can argue this all night, but neither of us know for a fact. All I'm saying is that if this has been happening there, there is a pattern of behavior that doesn't necessarily lend itself to being racist - just fandom.


Nah, guys like 43 love claiming racism. He's media. It's what they do to sell papers or get ratings.


I don't love "claiming" racism.

The idea that because someone once hung Terry Bradshaw or Tom Brady in effigy that no one ever anywhere could do the same thing for racist reasons is insane.

Just like the idea that just because someone did it to a black player because of racism doesn't mean the Burfict incident is because the dude doing it is racist.

The guy's logic made no sense.

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