It’s bad enough that the Philly Eagles signed dog killer, Micheal Vick, to their team but now it seems that they feel they have the right to take away a person’s right to free speech.  Kori Martin, a long time Eagles fan, was disgusted with the signing of Vick but she and her family have been long time Eagle’s fans and supporters, even travelling to away games to support their team.  Kori decided to continue to support the team because the way she looked at it, Vick was only temporary, the team had been a part of her life.

So in showing her support by attending the game, she also wanted to show her disgust at Vick and wore an anti-Vick shirt, nothing outrageous or profane, no bad language, just the truth.

The front said “Losers Fight Pitbulls” with Vick’s name and number crossed out;

Vick Shirt Front

And the back of the shirt listed his crimes;

Vick Shirt Back(This tee came from Pitbull Gear and if you want one of your own, you can get it HERE.  Gotta get me one, love it!!)

When Kori tried to enter the Lincoln Financial Stadium this weekend with her family, a security guard would not allow her to enter wearing the shirt because he said “it is offensive to the players and other people.”

Unbelievable!!! So it’s offensive to show support and be a voice for innocent dogs that were brutally killed but it’s not offensive to sign and promote the person who killed, who is a convicted felon, who the Eagles as well as the HSUS and all the corporate sponsors are holding out as someone to cheer on and applaud. Personally, I find that highly offensive and morally corrupt!

Kori and her family asked the security guard to speak with a manager and the manager backed the security guard, the word had come down from management. Philly police said their hands were tied over the issue. Eventually Kori was allowed to enter after she turned her shirt inside out and once in the stadium she turned is back right side out and no one said anything.

So now Jeffry Lurie and the Eagles’ management team can trample a person’s right to free speech, even when that speech is not in any way vulgar or profane, if it is not what they agree with?

What Can You Do?

I could seriously go into full rant mode on this one but I don’t need to. I’m sure that most everyone knows exactly how I feel about this. Now let’s let our thoughts be known and our voices heard about this!!

Contact the Eagles, contact their sponsors, do not let this issue drop!!

Contact the Eagles via their contact page – HERE

List of Philly Eagles Corporate Sponsors

LARGEST SPONSOR/STADIUM NAMING RIGHTS:
Lincoln National http://www.lfg.com/LincolnPageServer?LFGPage=/lfg/lfgclient/cus/corp/index.html
Twitter: Unknown

MAJOR (“FOUNDING”) SPONSORS:
94 WYSP Radio http://www.94wysp.com/pages/1063305.php
Twitter http://twitter.com/94wysp

MillerCoors (Miller Lite) http://foryourentertainment.blogspot.com/2009/08/www.millercoors.com/contact-us.aspx
Twitter http://twitter.com/millercoorsbeer

Sovereign Bank https://www.sovereignbank.com/companyinfo/investor_relations/forms/contact_investor_relations.asp

Acme Markets https://www.acmemarkets.com/eCommerceWeb/AboutAlbertsonsAction.do?action=getContactUs

NovaCare http://novacare.com/email/contact.aspx

US Airways http://www.usairways.com/awa/content/contact/customer_relations.aspx
Twitter  http://twitter.com/USairways

Anheuser-Busch (Budweiser) http://contactus.anheuser-busch.com/Contactus/
Twitter  http://twitter.com/ab_cares

Pepsi http://cr.pepsi.com/usen/pepsiusen.cfm?date=20090813
Twitter http://twitter.com/Pepsi

Verizon Wireless http://www.contacthelp.com/directory/Phone%20Companies/Cell+Phones/Verizon+Wireless?ListingID=169
Twitter https://twitter.com/VZWOffers

OTHER SPONSORS:
7-Eleven http://webclarify.7-eleven.com:7001/CR/General_Request.jsp
Twitter http://twitter.com/7_eleven

AAA http://www.aaamidatlantic.com/About/Contact/

AFLAC https://www.aflac.com/us/en/classic/forms/customer_service_contact.asp
Twitter  http://twitter.com/aflacduck

Best Buy http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?id=cat12104&type=page
Twitter http://twitter.com/Bestbuy

CJ’s Tire http://www.cjtire.com/contact-us/Default.aspx

Chrysler Note: Chrysler also owns Jeep, but because they are listed as separate sponsors I will include contact information for both. http://www-5.chrysler.com/wccsapp/universal/C/index.jsp?appStr=wccs&titleStr=Contact+Chrysler&familyStr=brand&franchise=C&actionURL=%2Fwccs%2Fbrand_forms%2Fus%2Fwebform.jsp&promotion=null&category=U
Twitter http://twitter.com/CHRYSLER

Jeep http://www-5.jeep.com/wccsapp/universal/J/index.jsp?appStr=wccs&titleStr=Contact+Jeep&familyStr=brand&franchise=J&actionURL=%2Fwccs%2Fbrand_forms%2Fus%2Fwebform.jsp&promotion=null&category=U

Comcast  http://www.comcast.com/customers/feedback/default.cspx
Twitter http://twitter.com/comcastcares

Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia http://www.csnphilly.com/pages/contact_us
Twitterhttp://twitter.com/CSNPhilly

Dietz and Watson http://www.dietzandwatson.com/go/contact/
Twitter  http://twitter.com/DietzandWatson

Dunkin’ Donuts https://www.dunkindonuts.com/aboutus/contact/Feedback.aspx?type=5
Twitter http://twitter.com/Dunkindonuts

Gatorade http://cr.gatorade.com/usen/gatusen.cfm
Twitter http://twitter.com/Gatorade

Geico http://www.geico.com/about/contactus/email/

Heineken  http://www.heineken.com/usa/
Twitter http://twitter.com/heineken_beer

Idearc Media http://www.idearcmedia.com/customersupport/contactus/index.jsp
Twitter  http://twitter.com/idearcmedia

Independence Blue Cross/Blue Shield http://www.ibx.com/contact_us/general_inquiries.html

Taco Bell/KFC http://www.tacobell.com/legal/feedback.asp
Twitter http://twitter.com/TACO_BELL

Mastercard http://www.mastercard.com/us/company/en/newsroom/contact_mc.html
Twitter http://twitter.com/MasterCardNews

Motorola https://www.motorola.com/feedback.jsp
Twitter http://twitter.com/Motomobile

Papa John’s http://www.papajohns.com/feedback/feedback_form.shtm?agree=0
Twitter http://twitter.com/Papajohns

Pepcid https://www.pepcidac.com/page.jhtml?id=pepcid/include/contactus.inc
Twitter  http://twitter.com/JNJComm

The Original Philadelphia Cheesesteak Co. http://www.phillycheesesteak.com/contact-us.php

PA Lottery http://lottery-pa.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/lottery_pa.cfg/php/enduser/ask.php?p_sid=eK6sLpFj&p_accessibility=0&p_redirect=&p_lva=&p_sp=&p_li=

Philly.com/Inquirer/Daily News http://www.philly.com/philly/about/feedback/
Twitter http://twitter.com/Phillydotcom

The American Red Cross http://www.redcross.org/en/contactusform
Twitter http://twitter.com/RedCross

RE/MAX http://www.remax.com/ContactUsNational/index.aspx
Twitter http://twitter.com/remax

Rite Aid http://www.riteaid.com/contact_us/contact_customer_service.jsf

SCA North America http://www.scanorthamerica.com/
Email: info.northamerica@sca.com

Snapple http://www.econsumeraffairs.com/am_bev/contactus.htm?F1=snapple
Twitter http://twitter.com/Snapple

Splenda https://www.splenda.com/vcrc/email/splendaemail.jhtml

Tastykake http://www.tastykake.com/consumeraffairsform.aspx

Teva Pharmaceuticals USA http://www.tevausa.com/default.aspx?pageid=74

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital http://www.jeffersonhospital.org/about/article5066.html

TicketMaster/TicketExchange http://ticketmasterus.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/ticketmasterus.cfg/php/enduser/ask.php

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The following is a quote from Kori;

I don’t know what to do or who to contact, but I want to make the public aware of how the Eagles management is handling this Vick situation. I am outraged that they would treat their own loyal fans this way. I have stuck by my team through thick and thin, and what happened to me yesterday was a disgrace. The fan base has a right to their opinion, especially on a social issue and as long as the fans are within decency boundaries, they should not be told what they are allowed to wear, say or feel. Not only has Jeffrey Lurie and the Eagles organization supported a dog murderer by signing this convict, now they want to take away my freedom of speech just because I don’t agree with them?

From a very disgusted Eagles fan and dog lover,
Kori M.

Please show your support for Kori who only tried to be a voice for the voiceless and show your support the those innocents that died by a cruel killer’s hand and by the hand of his cohorts, contact the Eagles! Contact their sponsors!!

Oh, and don’t forget, contact Nike who is it reported just signed an endorsement deal with good ole dog killer Michael Vick!

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