Super Bowl Brings Riots

By Richard MacTough
Staff Writer

Being from Philadelphia I was truly excited the Eagles won their first Super Bowl in history.

Riots inevitably broke out in response and practice of celebrations.

White privilege is flipping a car near City Hall and not facing criminal actions for unlawful behavior.

Black Lives Matters activist cannot fathom the outrage Americans express during their rallies, but Eagles fans are defended for “celebrating” and the silence of those who call themselves individuals of “Law and Order.”

There were reports of a stolen horse, looting and arson.

Fans were exaggerated as heartwarming passion.

Don’t forget two weeks before, Viking fans vowed they would never attend a sporting’s event in Philadelphia ever again.

Many still accepted it as true although they were considered the least friendly sports team in The United States.

After the Viking’s loss, Eagles fans threw cans of beer at the team’s bus.

Vikings fans also had beer thrown at them.

That’s really terrible sportsmanship.

Back in 2014, a riot broke out in Ferguson, Missouri after Michael Brown was fatally shot by Officer Darren Wilson.

Many exploit Martin Luther King Jr.’s stance for peaceful protest in an attempt to keep control in the oppression of African-Americans.

King was considered in his time a criminal and very little of the white population approved of what he was doing.

“I think that we’ve got to see that a riot is the language of the unheard.

And, what is it that America has failed to hear?

It has failed to hear that the economic plight of the Negro poor has worsened over the last few years,”said King.

Although King condemned riots, he understood it was in result of the government refusing in hearing and taking action in the concerns of their black constituents.

The NFL shut out Colin Kaepernick for taking a knee during the national anthem.

Kaepernick was concerned with the unjustified shootings and police brutality towards the black community.

He was thrown out of the league, yet the NFL have not done anything in response of a riot because a team won.

The Eagles team has sportsmanship unlike many of their fans.

They were professional and did not support violence or rioting.

The players come and go to various teams at the time of their career.

Nick Foles had an awesome season, and Tom Brady refusing to congratulate him was wrong itself.

Brady is one of the most known players in modern football, and Foles was a true player of integrity.

This doesn’t fall on the players.

Eagles member refused to stand during the national anthem at previous games.

It is their freedom doing so, and they care about racial justice.

The City of “Brotherly Love” is supposed to symbolize being together despite the differences.

This includes race, gender and even a fan of a different sports team.

Most of Black Lives Matter rallies are peaceful and should not be overlooked by the small number of riots.

Lawsuit should be a concern in extension to breaking the law for recreational purposes.

The country only is concerned when activists riot in pursuit of civil rights and law.

Email Richard at:
rmactough@live.esu.edu

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