NFL’s Bears cancel hall of famer Brian Urlacher over NBA comments
The cancel culture descended upon Hall of Fame Brian Urlacher yesterday after Urlacher had the temerity to suggest that the NBA tough it out and play games in wake of the Jacob Blake shooting.
“Brett Favre played the MNF game the day his dad died, threw 4 TDs in the first half, and was a legend for playing in the face of adversity. NBA players boycott the playoffs because a dude reaching for a knife, wanted on a felony sexual assault warrant, was shot by police,” said Urlacher in a tweet that has subsequently been deleted.
The woke mob was led by former lawyer and now NFL wannabe Mike Florio, who posted it on his site Profootballtalk.com.
The problem with Urlacher, says Florio, is that this kind of dangerous, non-conforming thinking could lead to other people thinking for themselves without the benefit of lawyers like Florio doing the thinking for them.
“I didn’t want to address Urlacher’s remarks,” writes Florio. “The problem, however, is that way too many people seem to agree with him. And if in a moment like this we aren’t willing to stand up and shout what’s right and what’s wrong, when will we ever do it?”
People agree with Urlacher because he has a point. And it’s a free country. So far.
Urlacher’s old team, the Chicago Bears, were quick to distance the team from his comments.
“The social media posts in no way reflect the values or opinions of the Chicago Bears organization,” said a statement from the team.
Urlacher played for the Bears from 2000-2012 and made the NFL Hall of Fame on the first ballot.
Former teammate Matt Forte, who was well-known for his griping over his contract while with the Bears, said that Urlacher was blinded by his wealth and privilege.
“The comment @BUrlacher54 posted is void of empathy, compassion, wisdom and coherence,” said Forte. “But full of pride and ignorance! I pray for those who have been blinded by their wealth, privilege and earthly fame that breeds arrogance in their hearts.”
The Bears organization also said that they were suspending organized team activities in order to address what they can do to force change.
“In the wake of what has taken place in our backyard of Kenosha over the last couple of days, we as a team have a lot on our mind today. We decided to pause our football activities to voice to each other, our coaches and our staff where we stand on the real issues around race and police brutality in our country,” said a statement by the Bears.
“We had a productive discussion, but we all agreed that talks and discussions are simply not enough anymore and we need action. We are putting in plans to take action in our communities and together we believe we can make a real difference. We need action not only today, but in the days to come.”
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