Aaron Rodgers is on his first three-game losing streak since his first year as the Packers' starting quarterback in 2008. Green Bay's latest loss came at home to the previously 1-7 Detroit Lions.
Despite the negative emotions regarding his own performance, Rodgers in his press conference shelved football for a more important subject. The reigning MVP addressed an incident that happened before the first snap, during Lambeau Field's moment of silence for Paris.
Rodgers with commenting at the end about the moment of silence, fan in stands who said something prejudicial. pic.twitter.com/mZJkKJf0Ii
— Matt Johnson (@MattJ_onNFL) November 15, 2015
Rodgers did not reveal what the fan in question said, but he condemned the discriminatory comments.
"I think it's important to do things like [the moment of silence]," Rodgers said. "We're connected -- a connected world [with] six degrees of separation. I must admit that I was very disappointed with the fan who made the comment. I thought it was really inappropriate during the moment of silence.
"It's that kind of prejudicial ideology that, I think, puts us in the position that we're in today."
Across the nation, sporting venues took time this weekend for moments of silence and the playing of the French National Anthem. Rodgers voiced his opinions during time usually reserved for football talk.
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Torrey Smith was among those who voiced their support for Rodgers' comments:
— Torrey Smith (@TorreySmithWR) November 16, 2015
— Amin Elhassan (@AminESPN) November 15, 2015
— Kevin B. Blackistone (@ProfBlackistone) November 16, 2015
Unprompted, wildly popular American football star denounces anti-Muslim slur by home fan(s) https://t.co/jBNWylldAN
— Tamer El-Ghobashy (@TamerELG) November 16, 2015
In the grand scheme of things, the Packers' three-game losing streak is not that big of a deal.