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a kennedy

(29,275 posts)
Tue Dec 2, 2014, 10:26 AM Dec 2014

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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and sh*t still continues....St. Louis bar boycotts Rams after players support Ferguson protests (Original Post) a kennedy Dec 2014 OP
Would love to see Chiefs players come out and do it, too alcibiades_mystery Dec 2014 #1
+1. That was my first thought too. n/t iscooterliberally Dec 2014 #35
Fuck them. nc4bo Dec 2014 #2
Bar Owner Must Be Quite a Tool ProfessorGAC Dec 2014 #3
this is getting fucking stupid at this point snooper2 Dec 2014 #4
Unfortunately the Rams might be leaving town after this season. Tommy_Carcetti Dec 2014 #5
Don't worry Rams LA is willing to take you back if they don't want you Johonny Dec 2014 #6
This is what the Rams to LA zombies post on the PD daily. All six of them! RedCloud Dec 2014 #24
Hell, even the Raiders to LA zombies are now favoring the Rams.... Brother Buzz Dec 2014 #33
well, just maybe people will take their business elsewhere. spanone Dec 2014 #7
Hate is a helluva drug. JaneyVee Dec 2014 #8
So I guess the Rams will just need to... TlalocW Dec 2014 #9
we strive for freedom to express ourselves, saltpepperdoor Dec 2014 #10
Good on them Kalidurga Dec 2014 #11
thats petty saltpepperdoor Dec 2014 #12
No petty is banning the St. Louis Rams Kalidurga Dec 2014 #13
I assume you are equally outraged by walmart protest? Travis_0004 Dec 2014 #30
Yeah cuz Kalidurga Dec 2014 #31
please enjoy what will not doubt be a short stay. niyad Dec 2014 #26
the bar owners can express themselves, but those disagreeing can't? wtf? uppityperson Dec 2014 #15
Are not complaints also a form of freedom of expression? LanternWaste Dec 2014 #16
Fair enough. HappyMe Dec 2014 #17
And we're expressing ourselves about the way that the bar owner is expressing himself. Iggo Dec 2014 #23
Complaining is also a form of expression n/t arcane1 Dec 2014 #36
Irony Alert - KC Chiefs have a Muslim player. hexola Dec 2014 #14
Let's see . . . Brigid Dec 2014 #18
I'm curious if the bar has many brown skinned patrons nt. BootinUp Dec 2014 #19
Americans are divided on Ferguson... Stellar Dec 2014 #20
Who cares if a bunch of lawyers don't like the Rams! Eleanors38 Dec 2014 #21
The area is becoming/is a magnet for the KKK ...IMO. L0oniX Dec 2014 #22
Time for all NFL players to show the same courage as the five St. Louis Rams mountain grammy Dec 2014 #25
Agreed! jillan Dec 2014 #29
Ok so a gesture of surrender to police is contrary to supporting police? gordianot Dec 2014 #27
I'm sure there are plenty of other bars in SL where the owners aren't dicks. jillan Dec 2014 #28
They should tell the Rams to Capt. Obvious Dec 2014 #32
Hey Rams come back to Los Angeles! We'll welcome you! Initech Dec 2014 #34
Their FB Page Needs Some Love otohara Dec 2014 #37
 

alcibiades_mystery

(36,437 posts)
1. Would love to see Chiefs players come out and do it, too
Tue Dec 2, 2014, 10:28 AM
Dec 2014

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

Tommy_Carcetti

(42,992 posts)
5. Unfortunately the Rams might be leaving town after this season.
Tue Dec 2, 2014, 10:41 AM
Dec 2014

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

RedCloud

(9,230 posts)
24. This is what the Rams to LA zombies post on the PD daily. All six of them!
Tue Dec 2, 2014, 11:56 AM
Dec 2014

But seriously to root for your cross state rivals?

Brother Buzz

(35,946 posts)
33. Hell, even the Raiders to LA zombies are now favoring the Rams....
Tue Dec 2, 2014, 12:45 PM
Dec 2014

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

TlalocW

(15,324 posts)
9. So I guess the Rams will just need to...
Tue Dec 2, 2014, 10:45 AM
Dec 2014

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

saltpepperdoor

(18 posts)
10. we strive for freedom to express ourselves,
Tue Dec 2, 2014, 10:58 AM
Dec 2014

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.

 

Travis_0004

(5,417 posts)
30. I assume you are equally outraged by walmart protest?
Tue Dec 2, 2014, 12:27 PM
Dec 2014

Eveybody has a right to protest whoever they want.

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

Kalidurga

(14,177 posts)
31. Yeah cuz
Tue Dec 2, 2014, 12:36 PM
Dec 2014

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.

niyad

(111,138 posts)
26. please enjoy what will not doubt be a short stay.
Tue Dec 2, 2014, 11:59 AM
Dec 2014

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.

uppityperson

(115,673 posts)
15. the bar owners can express themselves, but those disagreeing can't? wtf?
Tue Dec 2, 2014, 11:37 AM
Dec 2014

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?

 

LanternWaste

(37,748 posts)
16. Are not complaints also a form of freedom of expression?
Tue Dec 2, 2014, 11:39 AM
Dec 2014

"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.

HappyMe

(20,277 posts)
17. Fair enough.
Tue Dec 2, 2014, 11:41 AM
Dec 2014

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.

Stellar

(5,644 posts)
20. Americans are divided on Ferguson...
Tue Dec 2, 2014, 11:45 AM
Dec 2014

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.

mountain grammy

(26,475 posts)
25. Time for all NFL players to show the same courage as the five St. Louis Rams
Tue Dec 2, 2014, 11:57 AM
Dec 2014

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

gordianot

(15,220 posts)
27. Ok so a gesture of surrender to police is contrary to supporting police?
Tue Dec 2, 2014, 12:08 PM
Dec 2014

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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