St. Louis Rams
Head coach would prefer to not get involved in any protest or political debates.
MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough railed against St. Louis Rams players and Democratic Congress members for doing the “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” gesture Ferguson protesters have been using following the Aug. 9 shooting death of Michael Brown.
A St. Louis Rams official and a county police chief differed Monday about whether the team had apologized for the actions of five players who raised their hands during pregame festivities in a show of solidarity with Ferguson protesters.
Both teams played in blowouts Sunday — the Rams beat Oakland 52-0, and the ‘Skins lost to Indianapolis 49-27.
Rams coach Jeff Fisher says team COO Kevin Demoff has spoken with law enforcement about the gesture.
Rams’ fans showed up to the Edward Jones Dome on Sunday voicing their support to keep the team in St. Louis.
“Remember the hypocrisy here. The NFL and the Rams were on the phone with the St. Louis Police Department every day last week, wanting assurances that their players and their fans would be protected from the violent elements in these protests,” Roorda said.
Before trotting onto the field for their pregame introductions, five St. Louis Rams players stood with their hands raised in a show of compassion and solidarity for Ferguson protesters.
Sunday’s 52-0 victory over Oakland was by far St. Louis’ best performance of the season, and it was second-largest victory, based on final margin, in franchise history.
Jared Cook, “Everything about the (Michael Brown) situation touched me because it could have happened to any of us.”