Aaron Rodgers upset by 'prejudicial' shout during Lambeau moment of silence

ByJason Wilde, ESPN Staff Writer ESPN logo
Monday, November 16, 2015

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Aaron Rodgers was angered by what he heard Sunday at Lambeau Field during the pregame moment of silence to honor the victims of Friday night's terrorist attacks in Paris.

Rodgers wouldn't reveal exactly what he heard shouted from the stands, but the Green Bay Packers star quarterback took the opportunity to speak out against what he called a "prejudicial ideology" he felt the remark represented.

"I think it's important to do things like [the moment of silence]," Rodgers told ESPN's Bob Holtzman after the Packers' 18-16 loss to Detroit. "We're a connected world -- you know, six degrees of separation.

"I must admit, though, I was very disappointed with whoever the fan was who made a comment that I thought 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."

The moment of silence was observed at all NFL stadiums Sunday at the behest of commissioner Roger Goodell.

Asked what he heard the fan shout, Rodgers declined to say.

"That's all I'm going to say about that," he said.

The Packers showed the French flag on their scoreboard video screens during the moment of silence. The game also was the Packers' "Salute to Service" game to honor the U.S. Armed Forces.

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