Anti-Vick Shirt Wearer Denied Entrance to Eagles Game
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;
And the back of the shirt listed his crimes;
(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
MillerCoors (Miller Lite) http://foryourentertainment.blogspot.com/2009/08/www.millercoors.com/contact-us.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
Dunkin’ Donuts https://www.dunkindonuts.com/aboutus/contact/Feedback.aspx?type=5
Independence Blue Cross/Blue Shield http://www.ibx.com/contact_us/general_inquiries.html
The Original Philadelphia Cheesesteak Co. http://www.phillycheesesteak.com/contact-us.php
SCA North America http://www.scanorthamerica.com/
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA http://www.tevausa.com/default.aspx?pageid=74
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital http://www.jeffersonhospital.org/about/article5066.html
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,
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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