Monday, December 17, 2012

The President's appearance before last night's Patriots 49ers game led to a wild racist attack on Twitter

Last night the Patriots and 49ers played one of the most dramatic Sunday night football games seen in a long time. The Patriots started sloppily before almost mounting one of the most dramatic comebacks in NFL history. The 49ers took full advantage of the mistakes the Patriots made and are now sitting pretty in the run up to the NFL playoffs. That should be the story of the night in terms of the football game.

Sadly, it’s not.

Before the game, NBC showed the President of the United States, Barack Obama, deliver his moving speech at the Newtown memorial for victims of the Sandy Hook shooting. Considering that one of the teams about to play football were wearing a decal on their helmets in memory of the victims, and considering that the tragedy has permeated all levels of US society, including sports, you would have imagined this was a safe enough decision by NBC (to show The President’s speech before the game).

You can probably see where this is going. Check out the full article on my column on Irish Central.

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Mac



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