St Louis Rams Show Support for Ferguson protests Before Sunday's Game

St Louis Rams Show Support for Ferguson protests Before Sunday's Game
Published: 01 December 2014 | by Ray Magaya Tshuma

Several St. Louis Rams players showed their undying support for the Ferguson protests ahead of Sunday's league game against the Oakland Raiders.


The players led by the Rams receiving corps - Stedman Bailey, Tavon Austin, Jared Cook, Chris Givens, and Kenny Britt — entered the field at St. Louis' Edward Jones Dome before being joined by the rest of the team with their hands up, a gesture that has been adopted by the "Hands up, don't Shoot" protesters after the murder of Micheal Brown by Officer D Wilson.   


The security was beefed up before the game to accommodate what has proven to have been highly volatile protests said the the St. Louis Police Officers' Association.

The Rams went on to rot the Oakland Raiders on the game winning by a score of 52-0 but this did little to lift the spirits of the St Louis Police Officers Association who demanded a public apology from the Rams and the players involved.

The SLPOA also accused the Franchise of using them like a dirty rug.  Missouri State Rep, Jeff Roorda went on to add,  "They (Rams) asked for extra security against the protests for this game only to lead a protest inside". He said it was unacceptable and an apology was due.  

The NFL refused to be pressured to fining the players and the Ram's players have made it known through social network that their decision to join the protest, be it from the safety of the Dome, was to stand side by side with their brothers during this turbulent time and have refused to apologize for doing nothing wrong. 


- uMR
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