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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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6 Comments

  1. JMAC August 28, 2020

    Why do people idolize thugs? Yes change is in need, but when you are on the wrong side of the law you have to pay the piper. If he had done what was asked of him, then things would have turned out totally different. He chose to buck the system and got shot. Why is that so hard to believe?

  2. Chief August 28, 2020

    To hell with Florio, why should anyone expect everyone to conform to anything. We are individuals and have a right to express our opinions whether you like them or not! If you are black, you can say anything you want and if someone doesn’t like it, they are racist. Its about time for the white folks to say whats on their minds and not worry about the BLM reactions. i have heard a hell of a lot worse coming from them about white people. This racial crap has gotten out of hand, like whites move our of their houses so blacks can move in. Or reparations for who, I doubt there is a real slave alive that can speak for themselves. I never heard of so much stupidity!

    out .

  3. JMAC August 28, 2020

    You should read what true heroes are. They just rescued 29 children from sex trafficking from a life they did not chose. That is what is worth Reading and be protested for!

  4. John Johnson August 29, 2020

    To the author: Pease rethink you life. Grow up.

  5. Robin Johnson August 29, 2020

    Exactly!
    Same with George Floyd

  6. Robin Johnson August 29, 2020

    The other thing is, who cares! I’m not watching anymore nba anyway. I hope it goes under. If you don’t like it here, head back to Africa and start an nba over there. I don’t have a problem with black people but I do have a problem with everything that has transpired over the last few months making a hero out of George Floyd the lifetime criminal. I don’t care what color people are but when you start pushing all your liberal agendas and going off the deep end wanting things to be right but doing and defending things wrong then there really is a problem. Like the basketball player on the Magic said, it’s not getting fixed unless it’s through Jesus! And he’s right!!!
    Oh, but we can’t go there because look at all the progress we’ve made with all the liberal agendas!!!
    One thing for sure, all the people I know are ready for another civil war. If the left keeps pushing, it will happen because the good people who understand right from wrong as our Founders did and are willing to die for the freedom of the USA will cleanse this country of the liberal leftists who want to destroy this country. The Founding Fathers installed the Second Amendment for this very purpose, the enemy without ….and within.

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