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Tue Dec 2, 2014, 10:26 AM

and sh*t still continues....St. Louis bar boycotts Rams after players support Ferguson protests

A local St. Louis bar’s announcement that it would no longer support the Rams following the silent protest of several players on Sunday has gained national attention.

The post was made on Facebook Monday morning and has been liked almost 40,000 times, generating over 6,500 comments.

http://ftw.usatoday.com/2014/12/st-louis-bar-boycotts-rams-after-players-support-ferguson-protests/timeout3#main#main

The bar followed up their first statement by announcing their allegiance to the Kansas City Chiefs, and noted that happy hour will continue whenever there are Chiefs games.

http://ftw.usatoday.com/2014/12/st-louis-bar-boycotts-rams-after-players-support-ferguson-protests/timeout4#main#main

The bar’s Yelp page has been inundated by reviewers disagreeing with their stance.

“There’s sports fanaticism, then there’s short-sightedness,and then there’s hateful childish behavior that has no business in business,” one comment read.

On Monday, the NFL said it would not adhere to a request from the St. Louis Police Officer’s Association to discipline the players who made the “hands up, don’t shoot” pose used by protesters in Ferguson, Mo. during pre-game introductions on Sunday.

Rams executive vice president and chief operations officer Kevin Demoff also commented on the actions of his players.

“We do believe it is possible to both support our players’ First Amendment rights and support the efforts of local law enforcement as our community begins to heal.”

http://ftw.usatoday.com/2014/12/st-louis-bar-boycotts-rams-after-players-support-ferguson-protests

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Reply and sh*t still continues....St. Louis bar boycotts Rams after players support Ferguson protests (Original post)
a kennedy Dec 2014 OP
alcibiades_mystery Dec 2014 #1
iscooterliberally Dec 2014 #35
nc4bo Dec 2014 #2
ProfessorGAC Dec 2014 #3
snooper2 Dec 2014 #4
Tommy_Carcetti Dec 2014 #5
Johonny Dec 2014 #6
RedCloud Dec 2014 #24
Brother Buzz Dec 2014 #33
spanone Dec 2014 #7
JaneyVee Dec 2014 #8
TlalocW Dec 2014 #9
saltpepperdoor Dec 2014 #10
Kalidurga Dec 2014 #11
saltpepperdoor Dec 2014 #12
Kalidurga Dec 2014 #13
Travis_0004 Dec 2014 #30
Kalidurga Dec 2014 #31
niyad Dec 2014 #26
uppityperson Dec 2014 #15
LanternWaste Dec 2014 #16
HappyMe Dec 2014 #17
Iggo Dec 2014 #23
arcane1 Dec 2014 #36
hexola Dec 2014 #14
Brigid Dec 2014 #18
BootinUp Dec 2014 #19
Stellar Dec 2014 #20
Eleanors38 Dec 2014 #21
L0oniX Dec 2014 #22
mountain grammy Dec 2014 #25
jillan Dec 2014 #29
gordianot Dec 2014 #27
jillan Dec 2014 #28
Capt. Obvious Dec 2014 #32
Initech Dec 2014 #34
otohara Dec 2014 #37

Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Tue Dec 2, 2014, 10:28 AM

1. Would love to see Chiefs players come out and do it, too

 

Just to stick it in the eye of these racist asshats.

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Response to alcibiades_mystery (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 2, 2014, 01:22 PM

35. +1. That was my first thought too. n/t

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Tue Dec 2, 2014, 10:30 AM

2. Fuck them.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Tue Dec 2, 2014, 10:33 AM

3. Bar Owner Must Be Quite a Tool

A hyperreactionary tool, at that.

What a ridiculous over-reaction.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Tue Dec 2, 2014, 10:36 AM

4. this is getting fucking stupid at this point

 

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Tue Dec 2, 2014, 10:41 AM

5. Unfortunately the Rams might be leaving town after this season.

So they might not get a chance to see their home team play ever again. Stupid decision on their part on all grounds.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Tue Dec 2, 2014, 10:41 AM

6. Don't worry Rams LA is willing to take you back if they don't want you

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Response to Johonny (Reply #6)

Tue Dec 2, 2014, 11:56 AM

24. This is what the Rams to LA zombies post on the PD daily. All six of them!

But seriously to root for your cross state rivals?

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Response to RedCloud (Reply #24)

Tue Dec 2, 2014, 12:45 PM

33. Hell, even the Raiders to LA zombies are now favoring the Rams....

after last weekends 52-0 trouncing. zero, zip, zilch, nada

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Tue Dec 2, 2014, 10:41 AM

7. well, just maybe people will take their business elsewhere.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Tue Dec 2, 2014, 10:42 AM

8. Hate is a helluva drug.

 

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Tue Dec 2, 2014, 10:45 AM

9. So I guess the Rams will just need to...

Find out the guy's closest competitor/most hated adversary who owns a bar and being rich athletes go drop a crapload of money at his bar.

TlalocW

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Tue Dec 2, 2014, 10:58 AM

10. we strive for freedom to express ourselves,

Yet when someone expresses themselves in a manner that we done like; we complain. Agree with it or disagree with it, the owners of the bar are expressing themselves.

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Response to saltpepperdoor (Reply #10)

Tue Dec 2, 2014, 11:19 AM

11. Good on them

I like to know who is wearing the sheets.

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Response to Kalidurga (Reply #11)

Tue Dec 2, 2014, 11:22 AM

12. thats petty

Very petty.

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Response to saltpepperdoor (Reply #12)

Tue Dec 2, 2014, 11:24 AM

13. No petty is banning the St. Louis Rams

and posting BS about free speech to defend the banning asshats.

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Response to Kalidurga (Reply #13)

Tue Dec 2, 2014, 12:27 PM

30. I assume you are equally outraged by walmart protest?

 

Eveybody has a right to protest whoever they want.

If you dont like it, dont go to this sports bar.

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Response to Travis_0004 (Reply #30)

Tue Dec 2, 2014, 12:36 PM

31. Yeah cuz

picketing for fair wages is exactly the same thing as a bar telling St. Louis Fans they don't deserve the same price cut as other football fans.

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Response to saltpepperdoor (Reply #12)

Tue Dec 2, 2014, 11:59 AM

26. please enjoy what will not doubt be a short stay.

petty was the bar owner--yes, the person had a right to make that decision. but WE have the right to comment on that decision. surely that is not such a difficult concept.

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Response to saltpepperdoor (Reply #10)

Tue Dec 2, 2014, 11:37 AM

15. the bar owners can express themselves, but those disagreeing can't? wtf?

When the Rams express themselves in a manner the bar owners don't like, it's OK for them to complain, but when someone here doesn't like how the bar owners expressed themselves, they should shut up? Wtf?

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Response to saltpepperdoor (Reply #10)

Tue Dec 2, 2014, 11:39 AM

16. Are not complaints also a form of freedom of expression?

"Yet when someone expresses themselves in a manner that we done like; we complain..."

Are not complaints also a form of freedom of expression? If so, I find it disingenuous to imply that doing so does not allow for, or denies our striving for freedom to express ourselves.

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Response to saltpepperdoor (Reply #10)

Tue Dec 2, 2014, 11:41 AM

17. Fair enough.

People and players can express themselves by taking their business elsewhere. I think the guy shot himself in the foot, but that's his problem.

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Response to saltpepperdoor (Reply #10)

Tue Dec 2, 2014, 11:52 AM

23. And we're expressing ourselves about the way that the bar owner is expressing himself.

Happy now?

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Response to saltpepperdoor (Reply #10)

Tue Dec 2, 2014, 01:37 PM

36. Complaining is also a form of expression n/t

 

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Tue Dec 2, 2014, 11:31 AM

14. Irony Alert - KC Chiefs have a Muslim player.

 

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Tue Dec 2, 2014, 11:43 AM

18. Let's see . . .

How many other bars are there in the St Louis area to choose from?

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Tue Dec 2, 2014, 11:44 AM

19. I'm curious if the bar has many brown skinned patrons nt.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Tue Dec 2, 2014, 11:45 AM

20. Americans are divided on Ferguson...

at least that's what HuffPosters say...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/02/ferguson-shooting-polls_n_6253894.html#comments

ABC/POST: 'PROFOUND' RACIAL DIVIDE ON FERGUSON DECISION - Christopher Weiss: "Americans divide evenly on last week’s grand jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri – with vast racial, political and generational gaps defining public attitudes on the volatile issue. Overall, 48 percent in this ABC News/Washington Post poll approve and 45 percent disapprove of the grand jury’s decision not to bring criminal charges against police officer Darren Wilson, who is white, in the fatal shooting of black teenager Michael Brown last August. Underlying divisions are profound. Fifty-eight percent of whites approve of the grand jury action, compared with 9 percent of blacks and 32 percent of Hispanics, the nation’s two main racial and ethnic minorities. Eighty-five percent of blacks and six in 10 Hispanics disapprove. Indeed, 73 percent of blacks 'strongly' disapprove of the decision not to charge Wilson, a remarkable level of strong sentiment on any issue. Forty-five percent of Hispanics also strongly disapprove – while among whites, 42 percent strongly approve of the grand jury’s decision." [ABC, Full results]


If the poll was done on Huffington Post, they are trolled, big time. I don't know about this poll.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Tue Dec 2, 2014, 11:47 AM

21. Who cares if a bunch of lawyers don't like the Rams!

 

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Tue Dec 2, 2014, 11:51 AM

22. The area is becoming/is a magnet for the KKK ...IMO.

 

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Tue Dec 2, 2014, 11:57 AM

25. Time for all NFL players to show the same courage as the five St. Louis Rams

players and shut these idiots down... Screw that establishment.

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Response to mountain grammy (Reply #25)

Tue Dec 2, 2014, 12:27 PM

29. Agreed!

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Tue Dec 2, 2014, 12:08 PM

27. Ok so a gesture of surrender to police is contrary to supporting police?

The ancient symbol of surrender I want to live is now so offensive to police you might actually get shot by putting your hands in the air? Life is getting weird and St. Louis is becoming more and more a world class cesspool of racist bigots.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Tue Dec 2, 2014, 12:26 PM

28. I'm sure there are plenty of other bars in SL where the owners aren't dicks.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Tue Dec 2, 2014, 12:38 PM

32. They should tell the Rams to

GO BACK WHERE YOU CAME FROM

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Tue Dec 2, 2014, 01:19 PM

34. Hey Rams come back to Los Angeles! We'll welcome you!

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Tue Dec 2, 2014, 01:59 PM

37. Their FB Page Needs Some Love

 

the crazies are out in full force

https://www.facebook.com/Rams

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